Electromechanical Technician


Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs electrical and mechanical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electrical components of industrial machinery and equipment by performing the following duties.


  • Diagnoses problems and repairs machines and equipment such as automated blast, paint booth, man-movers, 31 cleaning systems, welding units,  infra-red drying ovens, programmable controllers, comfort heaters, boilers, air compressors and mobile equipment.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damage or broken cables.
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with other maintenance workers, managers of maintenance and other employees, to diagnose malfunction
  • Replace faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices.
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards.
  • Replaces electric motor bearings and installs motors, pumps, valves, and blast wheel components.
  • Pushes buttons and presses keys, and programmable controller to program automated machinery, to test for malfunctions and verify repairs.
  • Maintains steam, water, gas, and airlines and performs repairs as required.
  • Performs welding on ferrous metals as required.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty machinery, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Comply with the established safety policies, support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs.


Education and/or Experience

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, and maintenance manuals.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Ability to add,  subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers.
  • Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to obtain desired results.

Key Competencies

  • Knowledgeable of basic railcar repairs.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Basic computer knowledge and strong communication skills - experience
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stoop for extended periods and routinely move from kneeling to standing positions.
  • Must be able to perform overhead work for extended periods.
  • Must be able to safely lift (vertically) up to 51  pounds,  regularly,  and safely lift up to 85 pounds, occasionally, from the ground surface.
  • Must be able to push/pull (horizontally) up to 140 pounds of force.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work at elevated heights.
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments.
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space and work in enclosed environments.


GATX Corporation