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Machinist (Rail)

Company Name:
Chicago Transit Authority
SALARY TARGET: $44.35 PER HOUR. Rate to be determine by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.
THIS IS A FULL-TIME TEMPORARY POSITION.
Performs all mechanical work on rail car and non-revenue equipment, parts production and repair.
Works on hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC, electro-mechanical and other systems related to service and non-service equipment.
Maintains, repairs, and rebuilds locomotive cranes, snow fighting equipment and various other non-revenue vehicles.
Operates various types of machines such as lathes, shapers, milling machines, boring mills, radial and stationary drill presses and other machines.
Sets up and aligns work so that new or used parts of accessory equipment may be machined for proper setting and reassembling.
Uses precision measuring instruments adhering to very close tolerances.
Performs precision bench layout, assembly, repair and maintenance work on shop machinery and tools to keep them in proper working condition.
Prepares and makes jigs, fixtures, and dies from blueprints.
Installs various sub-assemblies and components onto rail car trucks and cars to include traction motors, drawbars, wheels, axle units, brake units, air conditioning compressors, hydraulic pressure control units and other similar units.
Inspects various components and housing apparatus for leaks, cracks, wear and tension.
Inspects, adjusts, aligns, and tests the various rail car components.
Utilizes various testing equipment and precision instruments directly related to the job at hand to determine the cause of unit and part malfunctions.
Reads and interprets diagrams, schematics, blueprints, sketches, bulletins and other materials necessary to perform assigned maintenance functions.
Instructs apprentices and employees in sub-journeyman classifications in various elements of the Machinist trade.
Reports to the Foreman any unsafe practices and/or working conditions existing in the work area.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration.
Required to furnish the essential hand tools used on this job.
Required to perform the physical activities associated with this position.
Required to possess a minimum of five years verifiable experience as a machinist in a recognized machine shop.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Required to lift materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
Required to walk, stand, bend, kneel and climb.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must be proficient in the use and operation of the various machines and hand tools used in machinist work.
Must be proficient in reading and interpreting blueprints.
Required to understand written and oral instructions.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of basic arithmetical operations including fractions and decimals.
Job Title: Machinist (Rail)
Location: Skokie, IL, US
Job Type: Full - Time Temporary
Amount of Travel: No Travel
Work At Home: No

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