LCRA Energy Services Mechanic I in Smithville, Texas

This mechanic positon is for LCRA’s Smithville Rail Fleet. This position performs railcar maintenance repair and inspection in a rail fleet environment including troubleshooting and repair of railcar components, train inspection, welding and the rebuilding of railcar parts. Performs metal fabrication and leads metal fabrication projects. This position utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services.

  • Installs, removes, inspects, repairs, tests, adjusts and aligns railcar components associated with rail car fleet equipment. Dismantles and reassembles railcar trucks and draft gear assemblies. Inspects, repairs and maintains the air brake system, draft system, wheel sets and car body on railcar fleet.

  • Performs railcar fleet inspections at Fayette Power Project as scheduled by management and in accordance with train schedules.

  • Applies the Association of American Railroads Field Manual rules and procedures in the maintenance of the railcar fleet.

At an entry level, performs mechanical maintenance tasks in an energy services environment. This position develops competence by performing structured work assignments and receives instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

  • Assists in the installation, removal, inspection, repair, testing, adjustment, alignment and installation of mechanical equipment related to assigned work area, including high-voltage equipment.

  • Assists with welding, fiberglass piping repair, pipe cutting and pipe fitting.

  • Assists in performing necessary operational and diagnostic tests. Records test results. Assists with development and summary of test results in reports.

  • Observes and inspects equipment and structures to detect potential routine electrical issues (e.g., patrol of transmission lines).

  • Operates handheld manual tools and power tools in performing mechanical tasks.

  • Transports and learns to operate heavy equipment (e.g., backhoe, dump truck, small excavator and large excavator) in performing repair and maintenance tasks.

  • Prepares equipment and material for daily projects.

  • Participates in training to gain greater knowledge of procedures, tools, and equipment operation pertinent to assigned work area. Learns to read blueprints, diagrams, schematics, manuals, parts lists, etc.

  • Assists and/or directs lower level employees (such as helpers and temporary workers) in the practice of safe and proper use of tools and equipment.

  • For employees assigned to Transmission Services, learns to transport and operate aerial bucket equipment (e.g., man lifts, jib lifts and bucket trucks) and cranes (e.g., mobile cranes and facility cranes).

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Zero or more years of experience in maintenance and/or repair of mechanical equipment in an energy services environment.

Driver's license required for incumbents assigned to the dam & hydro function.

of Openings: 2

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