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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic B in Portland, Oregon

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.


To conduct preventative and corrective repairs to the production equipment and facilities, buildings and grounds and associated systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Perform repairs on Overhead Bridge Cranes, Jib Hoists, press Brakes, shears various piping systems throughout the facility with little or no supervision in accordance with service manuals and manufacturer's specifications

  • Safely operate various Ariel man lifts and scissor lifts during the repair process

  • Perform data entry of all repairs and servicing

  • Order parts by using technical manuals and catalogs

  • Attend an accredited Hydraulic or Pneumatic training course, before level B-2

  • Work under the guidance of a Maintenance Mechanic "A", Lead person or Foreman

  • Must have met all requirements for Maintenance Helper position


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

*Ability to use equipment such as hoists, cranes, forklifts, woodworking, metalworking equipment, and power and hand tools in a safe manner

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and ability to use a tape measure

  • Ability to understand and comply with all parts ordering and issuing procedures

  • Must be able to reset at least 3 of 7 different styles of fire suppression systems by level B-3

  • Must be able to obtain a fire extinguisher License before level B-2

  • Must be able to obtain a Gunderson weld certification; both stick and wire by level B-4

  • Must be able to train and mentor a Maintenance Helper

Experience and Education

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Valid Driver License

  • Minimum two (2) years of industrial maintenance experience in the following areas: pneumatics, hydraulics, building maintenance, internal combustion engines (gas and diesel) and heavy steel fabrication



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Sit: O

Stand: C

Walk: C

Bend: F

Kneel/Squat: F

Crawl: N

Climb: O

Reach Forward: F

Reach Upward: N

Handling/Fingering: C

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: O

13- 25 lbs.: O

26 -60 lbs.: O

51-100 lbs.: N

Lift / Carry

1-11: O

11-20 lbs.: O

21-50 lbs.: O

50-75lbs.: N

76 -100: N

Working Conditions

*Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

*Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

*Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions

*Work in confined space, move through manway and tank openings

Safety Equipment Required


*Eye protection

*Hearing protection

*Steel Toed Shoes


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, LLC

Functional Group: Operations

EOE including Disability/Veteran