Welder Helper
CSX - Framingham, MA

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Job Summary

Repair and maintain all aspects of rail including frogs, rail-ends, turn-outs, switch points, and glue joints using arc, propane or thermite welding processes.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Perform grinding tasks using power and hand tools

Inspect all equipment daily to check for leaky cylinders, hoses or connections

Assist other employees in changing out rail with rail tongs

Replace rail anchors, drive spikes and tamp ballast as needed

Clean work pieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust and grease

Monitor and maintain flow of gases, light torch and adjust gas mixture and pressure to obtain desired flame when making field welds

Apply filler rod to molten area to form weld

Repair or replace broken or cracked rail and build-up rail, trim weld, grind the surface of rail, and grind gauge sides

Inspect weld after grinding to check for hairline cracks or any visible defects

Operate propane torches and electric and gas welding equipment

Operate heavy duty trucks to carry equipment to and from the work site

Test rail after using the thermite welding procedure to detect voids, lack of fusion or other defects in the rail

Pay Rate

Full Rate $22.92/hour


You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Welding certification

Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)

Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

Reasoning skills (problem solving and trouble shooting skills)

Mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements

Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis

Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor

Employment Conditions

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) may need to be obtained based on job assignment

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment such as respirator, welding shields, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination

Must successfully pass probationary period

May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug test, physical capabilities test, and pulmonary function test

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required. You will be required to maintain the position for which you are hired for a minimum of 6 months before bidding on other positions.

Requires frequent revision in work assignments

Regional travel required

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasion at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-MA-Framingham

Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Feb 28, 2013, 11:59:59 PM

Number of Openings



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