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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic - Swing shift 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.

  • Direct and 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

  • Must be able to reset all 7 different styles of fire suppression systems within 90 days of employment

  • Must become certified in both Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core welding through company's Weld Tech program within 6 months of employment

  • Must maintain the following certifications Current Fire extinguisher License, Gunderson Powered Industrial Lift Truck Certification

  • Must have completed requirements for the Maintenance Helper and "B" mechanic requirements

  • Work under the guidance of a Lead person or Foreman


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.

  • Must provide own tools

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • 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 train and mentor a Maintenance "B" Mechanic, Maintenance Helper as well as other Maintenance Crewmembers

  • Basic understanding of MS Office products with the ability to utilize facilities computer-based maintenance management system

Experience and Education

  • Valid Driver License

  • Minimum of 4 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 overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • 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

  • Hardhat

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel Toed Shoes

  • Respirator

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