Careers – New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway – Locomotive Mechanic

Locomotive Mechanic

Posted Date – 07/20/2023
Location – Belle Chasse, La.
Position Type – Full-time

Company Overview:

The New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company (NOGC), is a former Union Pacific Railroad branch line located outside New Orleans in Belle Chasse, La. The NOGC is a 32 miles long railroad that interchanges with the UP in Westwego, La. The railroad serves over 20 switching and industrial customers and is the only railroad operating east of Avondale, La. on the Westbank of the Mississippi River. NOGC is wholly owned by Rio Grande Pacific Corporation.

Job Description:

The New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company is seeking an individual who has a desire to work in the mechanical field as a locomotive mechanic. This position is responsible for keeping locomotives operational, and maintained in a safe, reliable manner, meeting applicable FRA specifications and regulations; provide support for operations with field diagnosis, light and heavy repair, and routine maintenance of locomotives; and travel and work within assigned geographic area. Must have a good mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance. Electrical knowledge and welding ability a plus.


  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Previous Locomotive Mechanical work experience preferred.

Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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