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Summary Description
Responsible for the overall repair of various types of railcars and/or tank cars. Basic entry level position. Employee is learning the basic flow and requirements of the railcar repair business. The Tank Car Repair Technician I follows the company’s safety protocols and customer service expectations and provides quality running and light repairs on railcars.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn and adhere to all safety procedures
  • Keep work area in a clean and orderly manner so as to comply with (Company), OSHA and environmental rules and regulations
  • Follow written and verbal directions
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Possess a thorough understanding of railcar and tank car, components and/or shop work order
  • Understand inventory control
  • Assist in disassembly of damaged railcars and tank cars
  • Apply FRA, AAR Interchange Rules when repairing railcars and tank cars
  • Maintain a high level of quality with an understanding of (Company) 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 oxy fuel operation in heating and cutting processes
  • Comply with company’s Safety Program by following all in-house and OSHA rules, regulations and procedures
  • Comply with company’s 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, manlift, crane, backhoe, skid loader, hoist or hydraulic boom
  • Meet the requirements of AWS D15.1 for freight car and MSRP C-III Appendix R & W for tank car utilizing GMAW (Hard wire), FCAW (Flux Core) and/or SMAW (Stick) welding on carbon steel as well as our internal welding technology training and examination


  • High-school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to reads and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and blueprints
  • Must be able to write routine report 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 full 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 used upon qualification of 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

$20.00 – $30.00 / hr. based on experience.