Head mechanic & driver

Morrow Railroad Builders   Dolomite, AL   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on September 7, 2023

Head Mechanic


Dolomite, AL, US, 35061

Work Schedule:  6am - 3pm M-F

About us:

  • Privately owned and operated railroad construction company
  • 100% employee health benefits and 50% family and dependents health benefits paid by company after 90 days
  • Additional optional insurance (dental, vision, accident, critical illness, life)
  • Two weeks paid vacation after first year
  • End-of-year bonus based on performance
  • Yearly raise based on performance
  • 401(k) match 
  • Exclusive employee discounts (cell phone, event tickets, gym membership, car buying, hotels, car rentals, technology needs and much more)
  • Competitive Compensation ($27/hour+ depending on experience)

Job Description

The Head Mechanic is responsible for maintaining our fleet, troubleshooting, and repairing fleet equipment which includes diesel and gasoline trucks, trailers, air compressors, backhoes, forklifts, and railroad specific equipment. Assist supervisor in managing processes, support and train team members and coordinate day to day activities by performing the essential job duties.


  • Perform various preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on all types of fleet equipment
  • Troubleshoots mechanical and electronic malfunctions, repair and/or replace defective parts as needed
  • Drive and operate equipment in order to test performance
  • Retrieve and deliver heavy equipment to job sites as needed
  • Perform emergency roadside or worksite services as needed
  • Research and order parts for the shop, accurately record usage, and manage fleet spare parts inventory
  • Assist supervisor in coordinating day-to-day activities to ensure efficient fleet operation
  • Act as the point of contact for the fleet operations at sales center and service teams via email, phone and meetings
  • Complete work orders, monitor all shop activities to ensure information is recorded in the computerized maintenance system
  • Direct and assist the team in maintaining a clean and safe working environment


  • Minimum age of 18 years old 
  • Class A CDL - Experience hauling heavy equipment a plus
  • Welding experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Pre-employment and random drug and alcohol tests
  • Regular and prompt attendance 
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to maintain a neat professional appearance 
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems on light duty, heavy duty and material handling equipment
  • Ability to operate hand tools and others such as bench grinders, torch, drill press, jacks and jack stands, Sawzall, etc. as required to perform work
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or flexible schedule as required
  • Willingness to travel if needed at offsite job locations
  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to ensure efficient use of time
  • Ability to direct, delegate, and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and inspire team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and technical skills
  • Frequent bending, grasping, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting, and overhead reaching and lifting, carrying, pushing, ad pulling of up to 50lbs.
  • Repeated exposure to chemicals, weather, and noise