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Job Title: "Machinist"
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Sample Job Description Duties For Machinist

List of core working tasks required as machinist employee:

1) Repairs and rebuilds railway freight cars, tank cars, or locomotives, following federal and company regulations and specifications using handtools, power tools, welding equipment, and measuring instruments.

2) Removes and inspects locomotive or car units, like wheels, truck & brake assemblies, side posts, air cylinders, reservoirs and valves, side and roof sections and coupler assemblies, using pneumatic hoist jack, pinch bar, handtools and cutting torch.

3) Disassembles roller bearings, using jacks, blocks and frames.

4) Examines bearings, gaskets, and seals for defects, like scratches, chips, and excessive wear.

5) Replaces defective parts reassembles roller bearings.

6) Measures diameter of axle wheel seats, using micrometer, and marks dimensions on axle for subsequent boring of wheels to specified press fit dimensions.

7) Repairs wooden sections, like flooring interior walls [Carpenter construction ].

8) Repairs or replaces steel sections, like side posts, rafters, crossties, panels, underframing, and piping, using welding torch, power wrench, and plumbers tools.

9) Assembles repaired or replaced units to rebuild locomotive or car.

10) Positions width gauge between car sides, clamps turnbuckle ends to top of each side, and twists turnbuckle, using wrench, until sides are pressed against gauge to align sides for installation of car ends crossties.

11) May be designated according to type of car repaired as Tank-Car Repairer .

12) May be known according to specific tasks performed as Car Straightener ; Wheel Fitter ..

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