Harbor Rail Services is looking for experienced Repairman-Welders to join its Benicia, CA location.
POSITION: Repairman Welder-1
Compensation: $16.50 - $17.00 per hour
JOB SUMMARY: 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To become a Repairman Welder-1 you must complete the 18 months of a Repairmen Welder – 2 or have 4 years’ experience as a railcar repairman from another company and be able to perform all the duties below with little to no supervisorial instructions including billing of all repairs, be D15.1 qualified and able to pass the annual Rail Car Repairman Test at a 100%..
The statements in this section are essential job functions that an employee must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation in order to achieve the objectives of the job. In this regard, please note that the description is generic and represents a composite across like position assignments. There may be position specific differences related to geography, available technology, work force levels, etc. which should be clarified in individual situations.
Perform all freight car repairers inspect, repair, rebuild and service railroad freight cars in accordance to all AAR, FRA and Railroad rules with minimal supervision. This is accomplished through the use of hand tools, power 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.).
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.
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 worked performed on proper billing sheets.
Assist in opening door and raising decks for inspection as needed.
Assist in lowering decks and closing doors as needed.
Insure all equipment is kept clean and in good repair.
Load and unload material as needed.
Keep storage and repair tracks net and orderly.
Perform any other duties and projects as assigned by Management.
Welder's certification not required, but welder qualifications will be requested in order to be considered, for example 2g, 3g, 4g. Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction.
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.
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 inter-company divisions.
Constant need (80% to 100% of the time) to be on feet.
Have constant need (80% to 100% of the time) to perform the following physical activities:
Bend/Stoop/Squat/Kneel Pick up debris, etc.
Climb Stairs or ladder Routine duties require access to all levels of railcars.
Push or Pull Move equipment, open and close doors, etc.
Reach Above Shoulder Stock and remove files, parts, and or equipment.
Grasp/Grip/Turning Handle tools and equipment, etc.
Finger Dexterity Handle tools and equipment, type, etc.
Lifting/carrying (supplies, files, parts, etc.):
25 – 75 lbs. Frequent need ( 10% to 20% of the time)
1 – 35 lbs. Constant need (80% to 100% of the time)
NOTE:Lifting and carrying of weights exceeding 50 lbs. is often accomplished with assistance from one or more persons and while wearing the required, appropriate safety equipment. Examples of heaviest items lifted include knuckles, brake beams, and uncoupling levers that weigh approximately 25 to 50 lbs. etc.
Harbor Rail ServicesHarbor Rail Services is a leading provider of railcar and locomotive repair services for the railroad industry in the United States.