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Mechanical Machine Builder

  • Loram Maintance of Way
  • 01/04/21
  • Hamel, MN
  • 55340
  • 22-23 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
This is an introductory manufacturing assembly position, working with consistent oversight by higher classified hourly employees or supervisors, and is expected to work as a team member with other assembly related activities on large railroad maintenance equipment. This role utilizes a variety of technical competencies with primary focus in mechanical. Incumbents will have a higher level of competence in mechanical, but able to learn skills in other disciplines, in order to efficiently perform essential functions in that specific technical area. Incumbents are expected to perform work assignments in other disciplines at any time, based on the needs of the business.


Technical Fundamentals

And applies shop rules, proper safety and PPE at all times and references MSDS to remain safe
Proper use and care of required tools
And can interpret basic engineering prints
Basic addition and fraction conversions
Metal working fundamentals and proper tool use, including operating drills, bending, cutting and knowledge of materials and threading
Desired surface finish after deburring and grinding process


Proper and safe, use and technique of torque procedures
Safe and correct use of all metal working and fabrication tools
Safe operation of overhead cranes and forklift utilized to lift parts while avoiding damage to parts
The ability to identify AAR and Loram machine components
The ability to identify and properly use SAE and metric hardware, coarse and fine thread, grades and plating
The ability to configure, use and troubleshoot oxygen and acetylene use.
An understanding of metal types, properties, characteristics and requirements for cutting and welding


Understanding of mechanical safety, OSHA compliance and lock out tag out
And applies an understanding of shop rules and job briefing, proper techniques, PPE and MSDS referencing at all times to remain safe
Proper configuration of switches, communicate switches and distance of objects using radios,
Proper operation of hand brake, derails, and wheel chocks
The ability to coordinate clearing of area


Understanding and ability to interpret and apply MF documents and Best Practice Manuals
Focus on continuous improvement by completing Loram specific yellow belt training
Understanding and ability to follow control process for non-conforming material and redlines

Production Workflow

Demonstrates the ability to
Correctly locate and gather parts from the parts storage area
Locate, understand and apply shop order packets and production process flows
Read and understand standard work documents

1. Work Standards
2. Takes Direction & Effectively Executes
3. Safety Awareness
4. Values Based Leadership
5. Technical Learning
6. Action Oriented


Education: Associates Degree with Technical certificate or Equivalent Experience
Experience: 6 Months+ Manufacturing assembly experience could be a combination of education and experience in fluid, welding, electrical or electronics, mechanical disciplines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Pass all required background, drug and alcohol tests
Maintain applicable manufacturing and railroad safety training refresher courses
Able to take, learn and pass all required Level 1 training courses as required by Loram, including periodic refreshers
Or equivalent combination of education and experience

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
5% or more travel, including international, using any method of transportation.
Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment

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