Phoenix, Arizona

Loram Maintenance of Way

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Job Title: Senior Inspection Technician, Ultrasonic

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Director, Emerging Technologies


The Senior Inspection Technician, Ultrasonic is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing walking sticks with A-Scan and B-Scan capabilities. Test rails in crossovers or certify relay rails in yard locations. Perform hand testing on suspects identified by the portable unit. Create reports for customers. Provide OJT training and oversight for level-1 employees.


Safety Focused

  • Ability to lead a comprehensive and appropriate job briefing during operations shifts, maintenance shifts, and while conducting maintenance tasks
  • Consistently follows safe work processes, procedures, and rules
  • Understands on-track safety and can explain specifics when asked
  • Ability to locate all emergency equipment and demonstrate correct operation

Customer Engaged

  • Generate reports and create rail indications as required by the customer
  • Communicate daily with customers about schedule, locations, and production rate
  • Participate in job briefings and arrive at job locations in a timely manner

Functional & Technical Skills

  • Operate portable UT walking stick inspection units, familiarity with A Scans and B Scans
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word and Excel file formats as well as use Microsoft Outlook email systems
  • Ability to download and upload daily reports, suspect lists, verification lists, and other necessary files.
  • Train level-1 ultrasound trainees and qualify OJT hours needed to reach level-2 status
  • Responsible for maintenance of all service vehicles and equipment


  • Safety Awareness
  • Customer Engaged
  • Values Based
  • Action Oriented
  • Listening
  • Personal Learning


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: 3+ years' operating UT equipment as a level-2 UT operator in railroad applications. 2+ years’ of working mechanical knowledge.

Licenses/Certifications: Level-2 Ultrasonic Operator Status, Maintain Railroad Certifications, CPR/First Aid, valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work alone without direct supervision, effective oral and written communication, good organizational skills, good problem solver


Licenses/Certifications: Level-3 Ultrasonic Operator Status or the ability to obtain a level 3 Ultrasonic Operator Status.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.

  • 100% travel including international, using any method of transportation.
  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment.
  • Must be able to lift 85 lbs.
  • Assisted lifting of heavy objects over 100 lbs. infrequently

Loram is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

REV June 2022

Phoenix, Arizona

The railway track maintenance industry is a big-dollar business dominated by just a handful of highly specialized firms. In North America, where railroads spend well over $6 billion a year maintaining their track, one of the largest companies of the industry is Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation having just a handful of employees and a product line consisting of two simple machines. In the many years since that unpretentious beginning, the company has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America.

To all the major railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Loram name is synonymous with technologically sophisticated, high-production machinery. The company's reputation for producing state-of-the-art equipment is surpassed only by its reputation for providing the highest quality service. Loram's specialties as a manufacturer of machinery and a contractor for services are reflected by its two main operating departments. The Ballast and Grade Service Department operates the company's large and diversified fleet of machinery for such tasks as resurfacing track, cleaning ballast and ditches along the right of way. The Grinding Service Department is responsible for operating Loram's large fleet of rail grinding machines.

 Loram machines are both sold and leased to railroads, but the company's reputation rests on its performance as a contractor offering a wide range of track maintenance services to major railroads. This reputation goes back to 1954, when Mannix International, the company that eventually became Loram Maintenance of Way, entered the field of railway track maintenance as a contractor supplying machinery for ballast work. In the beginning, Mannix International's business was built around two undertrack machines, the Mannix Sled and the Mannix Plow, which greatly simplified the task of raising and reballasting track.

These first two machines were the starting point for a product line that now includes a wide array of equipment for track maintenance work. During the 1950's and 1960's, Mannix International improved its undertrack equipment and began manufacturing other types of machines. By 1974, when the company was renamed Loram Maintenance of Way, the product line had been expanded to include shoulder ballast cleaners, ditch cleaners, tie handling machines, and rail grinders. In the early 1980's Loram emerged as the North American leader in the technology for both shoulder ballast cleaning and rail grinding. Today, Loram Maintenance of Way is recognized as one of the premier firms in the North American railway track maintenance industry.

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