Job Information

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic, Assoc in Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility's equipment.

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.

  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.

  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.

  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.

  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.

  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.

  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned or needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual will possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:

  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently

  • Strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience.

  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics.

  • Strong communication skills, be highly motivated, persistent and dedicated

  • Must be able to accommodate on-call responsibilities and work overtime when needed to support production staff.

Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and experience:

  • Requires a high school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience;

  • 4+ years of manufacturing experience

  • An AA degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus;

  • Experience working and understanding OSHA regulations.



N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable

O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time

F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity 50% of the time

C (Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity 66%+ of the time


Stand: F

Walk: C

Sit: O

Handling/Fingering: F

Reach Outward: F

Reach Above Shoulder: F

Climb: F

Crawl: F

Squat or Kneel: F

Bend: F

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less: F

13-25 lbs: F

26-40 lbs: F

41-100 lbs: O

Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less: F

11-20 lbs: F

21-50 lbs: O

51-100 lbs: O

Over 100 lbs: O

Working Conditions

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, Steel Toed Boots, Goggles, Ear Plugs, Gloves)

*With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions. Employees are required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group: Production

EOE including Disability/Veteran