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Mechanical Specialist C- 1st Shift



Since its founding in 1898, GATX has grown to become a leader in the leasing and maintenance of railcars in North America, Europe, and India. By becoming a part of our team, you’ll forge a fulfilling career with a stable and safety-focused company. Our dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels a vibrant workplace, as we believe that our people are the cornerstone of our success. At GATX, nurturing talent is our priority, so we provide paid training programs and opportunities for long-term career growth, and we recognize the achievements of hardworking employees. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to helping our people achieve their highest potential.


Position Purpose:

This position performs repairs, changes, improvements, and conversions to car parts and assemblies such as underframe, trucks, insulation jackets, tanks and bodies of railroad cars.




  • Prepares equipment and surfaces, dismantles and rebuilds, as required, repair car parts such as trucks, jackets and insulation, and platforms.
  • Jack car, remove/replace/disassemble trucks to repair or gain access to parts needing repairs.
  • Remove, replace, straighten, renew or repair various car parts such as couplers, gears, safety appliances, insulation, and running boards as required to achieve proper repairs.
  • Perform minor preventative maintenance on tools and equipment used.
  • Ability to follow company's and customers safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Basic computer knowledge and strong communication skills -- experience.
  • Communicate effectively and work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Communicate with supervisor as needed.
  • Keeps 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.



  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as IO instructions, FM instructions, work orders, and AAR Field Manual.
  • 3-5 years mechanical experience required.
  • Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to obtain desired results.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide two-digit numbers.
  • 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 up to 51 lbs. regularly and safely lift up to 85 lbs. occasionally from the ground surface.  
  • Must be able to push/pull horizontally up to 140 lbs. of force. 
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments. 
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space and work in enclosed environments. 



The starting hourly rate for this position is $26.85 per hour.


GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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