Truck Technician-Upfit

Kansas City, MO

Omaha Track Equipment, an established Omaha based company, is Excited to announce our expansion!  We are now hiring for our Brand New Kansas City, MO Equipment Shop! We are seeking  experienced Installation Technicians-Upfit  to join our growing organization in the fast-paced heavy equipment industry.  If you are looking to learn new skill sets and grow your career in the Maintenance of Way (MOW) industry, we have just the opportunity for you!  

Position Description

The Installation Technician is responsible for building, fabricating, repairing, and maintaining all types of Maintenance of Way (MOW) equipment, specializing in hi-rail trucks, cranes, and other equipment related to the railroad industry.  

 Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform upfitting of bodies & equipment, including modifications on hi-rail trucks, cranes, and other equipment.
  • Have a good mechanical background and be able to demonstrate the associated skills.
  • Read and follow installation instructions, plumbing/wiring schematics and component drawings.
  • Diagnose and evaluate problems with equipment; make repairs in a timely manner
  • Knowledge in DC electrical, hydraulics,  pneumatics, (& welding knowledge a plus!) 
  • Document work performed and time to complete the tasks.
  • Communicate with parts department on needed components.
  • Be able to plan ahead and layout out jobs prior to assembly.
  • Use power tools and measuring equipment to properly install components and assemblies.
  • Keeps shop area and equipment neat and clean.
  • Be able to work alone and in teams and have a solid team-oriented mindset.
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of safety requirements and follow them.
  • Follow MSDS handling and PPE guidelines when using any chemicals, substances and materials.
  • Dispose of all waste oils and fluids in designated locations/containers to ensure EPA compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid driver’s license required; Class A or B CDL is preferred but not required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstration of mechanical abilities
  • Must have your own basic tools.

 Work Requirements

  • Dependable and consistent attendance/punctuality
  • Ability to continue to develop a working knowledge in hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail and follow written/verbal instructions
  • Ability to accurately read a tape measure and apply it to the job being performed
  • Understand and accurately interpret/follow laws, rules, regulations, and other railroad/Omaha Track guidelines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a diverse group
  • Ability to safely drive a DOT regulated vehicle (strongly preferred); ability to drive a vehicle/operate equipment
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DOT medical card, required for DOT regulated vehicle operation (strongly preferred)
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environments, subject to all elements and conditions
  • Ability to regularly lift/carry 50lbs; team lift/carry up to 100lbs
  • Ability to meet all functional requirements including, but not limited to: sitting, kneeling, standing, walking, bending, squatting, climbing, finger dexterity, and reaching above/below shoulders
  • Able to change easily from one task to another of a different nature and deal with competing demands
  • Able to work overtime when demand requires