CATHCART RAIL LLC: Railcar Repair Technician I - Tacoma, WA

Employer: Cathcart Rail LLC

Job Description:
Summary Description - $1500 Signing Bonus - looking to hire 4 technicians

Responsible for the overall repair of various types of railcars and/or tank cars. Basic entry-level position. The employee is learning the basic flow and requirements of the railcar repair business. The Railcar Repair Technician I follows the company's Mission Statement and customer service expectations and provides quality running and light repairs on railcars.

Duties and Responsibilities

Learn and adhere to all Cathcart Rail safety procedures
Keep work area in a clean and orderly manner to comply with Cathcart Rail, OSHA, and environmental rules and regulations
Follow written and verbal directions
Work effectively in a team environment
Possess a thorough understanding of railcar, components, and/or shop work order
Understand inventory control
Assist in disassembly of damaged railcars
Apply FRA, AAR Interchange Rules when repairing railcars
Maintain a high level of quality with an understanding of Cathcart Rails Quality Assurance Program
Perform repairs such as, but not limited to, basic mechanics, grinding, and touch-up painting and decaling on various types of railcars or tank cars as required
Set up and operate various hand and power tools such as, but not limited to, air arc, plasma cutting, Huck and welding machines and processes, and oxyfuel operation in heating and cutting processes
Perform interior railcar cleaning
Comply with the company Safety Program by following all in-house and OSHA rules, regulations, and procedure
Comply with the company Quality Program by following all in-house quality processes and procedures and required AAR and FRA rules and regulations as well as any client-specific procedures
Complete documented training to set up and operate or drive equipment such as, but not limited to: forklift, man-lift, crane, backhoe, skid loader, hoist, or hydraulic boom
Meet the requirements of AWS D15.1 for freight cars utilizing GMAW (Hardwire), FCAW (Flux Core), and/or SMAW (Stick) welding on carbon steel as well as our internal welding technology training and examination
Cross trained/Stick welding 1/8 E7018 and mechanical skills - 20% of job is welding and 80% is mechanical.

High-school diploma or general education degree (GED), is preferred, but not required
Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and blueprints
Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence and speak and communicate effectively
Must possess basic math skills and work and understand simple mathematical concepts
Must possess reasoning ability to solve practical problems
Must be able to fully pass the fitness-for-duty examination, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment and random drug and alcohol screenings
Physical Demands & Work Environment

With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid, and dusty conditions. The environment requires working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, in high and low precarious places, as well as in confined spaces.

The work type is best described as heavy, hands-on mechanical work. Work is very physical, and without proper work planning can result in out-of-position pushing, pulling, and lifting. Proper body mechanics, positioning, and lifting techniques can be very important. Employees are urged to seek help when needed with heavier tasks and to use lifting equipment when and where necessary. The positioning of the work being performed can change very frequently.

Various heavier air and electric-powered tools such as car jacks, impact wrenches, and grinders are used daily. Work also requires frequent use of hand wrenches, hammers, chisels, socket wrenches, and ladders. Cutting torches are also used with welding equipment upon qualification of the employee.

Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, smelling, and visual acuity, with color and depth perception
Ability to work in a confined space
Required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate

Contact Person: Billie J. Russell
Phone: 423-494-0096
Email: [email protected]
Location: Tacoma, WA
Application Method: Company Site:
Base Pay: $22.90 - $31.70 /HR

Posted on May 24, 2023

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