Railcar Repairman (OERR)

Position Summary

The Railcar Repair position is responsible for a variety of labor duties such as inspecting, maintaining and repairing all aspects of a railcar in accordance with the Company, FRA and/or AAR Regulations, operating forklifts, and transloading. This is accomplished by performing all or any combination of the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ​

  • Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
  • Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Read and understand instructions, technical manuals, and blueprints.
  • Maintain written and/or computerized maintenance records.
  • Demonstrate basic math & mechanical skills, including reading of a tape measure.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: steel toe boots, eye protection, ear protection, gloves, hot work PPE, fall protection, respirators and a variety of protective suits.
  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment
  • Using multiple types of metal fabrication and hand tools in all positions without damage to adjoining parts.
  • Observes radio and hand signals in accordance with railroad rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operating conveyors, forklifts, and cranes.
  • Prepare equipment for product transfer.
  • Transfer a variety of product materials, to\from railcars and trucks utilizing safe operating procedures
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift up to 50 pounds alone, twist, climb. Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with all team members, vendors, and customers 100% of the time
  • Participate in safety briefings, job briefings, and any other pass on information from team members, management, or customer.
  • Climb onto top and underneath railcars in order to inspect and seal railcars using a checklist
  • Ability to work outside majority of the time and withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction and follow work rules, as well as, take on additional job responsibilities as needed or assigned.

Requirements and Experience:

  • High school education or general education development (GED).
  • At least 1-year job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Ability to pass training and required testing.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Must have the ability to write legibly.
  • Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be able to have a flexible work schedule.
  • Must have the ability to recognize problems.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.
  • Frequently exposed to heights that require fall protection equipment and required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate.

Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used:

  • Hammers, ratchets, chisel, pry bar, wrenches, and brushes.
  • PPE; hard hat, vest, safety glasses, FR clothing, gloves, steel toed boots.

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