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Diesel Engine Mechanic, $15,000 Hiring Bonus

Kansas City Southern
Shreveport, LA
  • Expired: May 16, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position summary: A diesel mechanic is responsible for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining diesel locomotive mechanical systems in accordance with company and federal regulations; diagnosing diesel engine malfunctions and effecting repairs using hand tools, overhead cranes and machine tools; operating forklifts, cranes, and tractors; using torches and welders. Requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent Valid driver's license Journeyman license OR four (4) years mechanical experience We Offer: Health and welfare benefits package Railroad Retirement benefits Hiring Bonus This position is eligible for a $15,000. Hiring bonus payable over three (3) years in equal installments of $5,000 is available for candidates who meet the below qualifications: Meet the basic qualifications for this position Offered a position and successfully complete the pre-employment process Provide documentation of journeyman status of the same craft at the time of offer Successfully complete probationary period of 90 days *This incentive will require a three-year retention period.

Leaving the location or job for any reason will result in 100% repayment and forfeiture of future payments Working conditions: Diesel Mechanics ordinarily work in mechanical shop environments, but sometimes also on line-of-road. A diesel mechanic must therefore be prepared to work in all types of weather conditions, for extended periods of time. While a diesel mechanic position entails primarily shift work, including weekends, from time-to-time overtime may be required.

Union membership: This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and the successful applicant may be required to join the union. Monthly union dues may be required and will be deducted from the employee's paycheck. The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position.

These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position. In addition, these general guidelines bear no relation to, nor are they intended to modify or conflict with, any collective bargaining agreement provision. Questions about the collective bargaining agreement, if any, governing the position described herein should be directed to the appropriate union organization.

EEO Statement We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. Company Overview In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do. In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

Kansas City Southern


Shreveport, LA



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