Job Details

Job Title: Rail Car Welder - Aberdeen, WA

Posted on January 16, 2018

Employer: Harbor Rail Services

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the Railcar Repairman I is to perform all freight car repairs including the inspection and repair and billing of railroad freight cars in accordance to all AAR, FRA and Railroad rules with minimal supervision. This work is accomplished through the use of hand tools, cutting torches, and welding equipment. Work is of a physical nature and involves kneeling, bending, and stooping.


While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of this position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed, and other duties may be assigned. Additionally, the job description is subject to change without prior notification. * Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, railroad policies and safety procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, etc. * Your primary responsibility is to ensure that all work is done in a safe manner and that all safety rules take precedence over any other work. It is you responsibility to maintain a safe working environment for you and all employees. This includes identifying safety hazards, avoiding unsafe work, and problem solving. * Perform all freight car repairs – inspect, repair, billing and services railroad freight cars in accordance to all AAR,FRA and Railroad rules with minimal supervision. This is accomplished through the use of hand tools, cutting torches and welding equipment. Work is of a physical nature and involves kneeling, bending and stooping. * Conduct inspections of rolling stock (freight cars, flatcars, tank cars, etc.) – inspect rolling stock for defects or evidence of wear; inspect rolling stock for compliance with industry standards; inspect lading for shifting loads, clearances, and compliance with rules; inspect rolling stock damaged in derailments or collisions; conduct pre-trip inspections (air brake tests, fuel, etc.). * Perform scheduled and on-demand maintenance – be certified to perform initial terminal, extended haul, 1,500 mile and single car air brake tests and other pre-trip maintenance; lubricate journals, clean and prepare surfaces for painting. * Repair rolling stock structural components – fabricate, cut and perform rough finish operations on metal and wood replacement parts; fasten and assemble car parts by riveting, bolting, welding and other methods. * Remove and replace defective appliances and components – remove and replace defective components on rolling stock (trucks, shoes, coupler assemblies, air brake systems). * Work with shop machines and tools – safely and effectively operate the following; acetylene torches, non-power tools (pliers, wrenches, hammers), power tools (drills, power saws, grinders); electric and gas welding equipment. * Welding Requirements: be AWS D-15.1 in welding spec. 2-G and 3-G (vertical up and overhead). * Practice safe work habits – understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures,wear prescribed safety apparel; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety of self or coworkers; ensure equipment and work area are in safe operating condition before starting work. * Report all work performed on proper billing sheets accurately. * Assist in opening door and raising decks for inspection as needed. * Assist in lowering decks and closing doors as needed

Responsibilities and Duties

•Ability to perform all site specific equipment inspections (documented) and ensure all equipment is kept clean andin good repair. * Load and unload material as needed. * Keep storage and repair tracks neat and orderly. * Assist in other duties as requested. * Conduct: inbound, in-process and final inspections of rolling stock (site specific freight cars, flatcars, tank cars, etc.) * Inspect rolling stock for defects or evidence of wear and compliance with industry standards. * Inspect lading for shifting loads, clearances, and compliance with rules. * Inspect rolling stock damaged in derailments or collisions. * Conduct pre-trip inspections including all air brake test, fuel, etc. * Follows all company SOPs, AAR and FRA rules. * Maintain good working relationships with our customers, service partners and Harbor management. * Participate in weekly, monthly, and all Safety Meetings. * Adhere to and support all company policies. * Communicate regularly with supervisors to ensure that objectives are being met. * Physically walks locations on a frequent basis to assist and administer the removal of litter, debris, cigarette butts,etc. from the grounds. Ensures the shop, maintenance, and storage areas are clean and maintained at all times. * Perform special projects as directed by superiors. * Ensures that storage areas always remain locked when not in use. * Performs any and all additional duties assigned by management

Qualifications and Skills

QUALIFICATIONS; Must have prior welding experience. Must pass back ground check. Must have valid drivers license. Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction. Work Hours: Full Time. Must be willing to work overtime as needed. Equipment Requirement: Required to wear back support belt, gloves, eye and ear protection, hard hat, work boots, and other necessary safety equipment as tasks dictate. Education and Experience: Required to have high school diploma or equivalent . Language Skills: Ability to read, write, and communicate English fluently and professionally. Ability to effectively communicate with and present information to all levels of employees, contractors, vendors, partners, owners and other intercompany divisions. Mathematical Skills: Requires basic analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to solve basic mathematical problems. Reasoning Skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Job Location:
•Aberdeen, WA

Required education:
•High school or equivalent

Required experience:
•welding: 1 year

Contact Person:
Phone: (626) 398-4065
Location: 1550 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $30,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

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