Heavy Equipment mechanic

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Heavy Equipment mechanic

Postby Mustangracer11 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:46 am

Is anyone on here a heavy equipment mechanic? I've been thinking about trying to get on as on with kcs either as a conductor or mechanic.
I was wondering what the hours and pay are like for a heavy equipment mechanic. Are you gone days or weeks at a time? How much time do you have off?
Thanks
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Re: Heavy Equipment mechanic

Postby Freddy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:37 pm

It depends on whether you'll be in the shops or as a maintenance of way mechanic that's assigned to a traveling track gang.
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Re: Heavy Equipment mechanic

Postby Mustangracer11 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:26 am

Maintenance of way mechanic. There isn't any shop around where I live and I'm not wanting to move.
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Re: Heavy Equipment mechanic

Postby Freddy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:35 pm

Mustangracer11 wrote:Maintenance of way mechanic. There isn't any shop around where I live and I'm not wanting to move.

Then you'll probably be on a traveling gang. Some work 4 on with 3 off(Fri,Sat,Sun) and some work 8 on and 6 off.
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Re: Heavy Equipment mechanic

Postby Mustangracer11 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:19 am

Freddy wrote:
Mustangracer11 wrote:Maintenance of way mechanic. There isn't any shop around where I live and I'm not wanting to move.

Then you'll probably be on a traveling gang. Some work 4 on with 3 off(Fri,Sat,Sun) and some work 8 on and 6 off.


That sounds better than being on call 24/7
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