Car Repair-Mechanical - Zwolle, LA
Watco Companies, LLC. - Zwolle, LA

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Job Description:
Responsible for rail car inspection and maintenance in
accordance with FRA and AAR Regulations. Must re-rail
cars and provide estimate damages at derailment sites,
make out billing repair cards in compliance with AAR
office manual, identify AAR/FRA violations when present
on railcars. This is accomplished by performing all or
any combination of the following duties: Have ability to
use cutting torch in all positions without damage to
adjoining parts, and complete 3G welding qualification
test for arc welding. Must insure that all company
guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are
followed when performing duties. In addition, must be
able to read and understand blueprints, make car repairs
in compliance with FRA & AAR rules and keep good repair
records. Should be able to perform foreign car repairs,
as well as fleet car repairs. Must operate fork lift and
work closely with other departments at derailment sites.
May be asked to perform other duties as requested or
required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Able to use cutting torch in all positions with out
damage to adjoining parts, and complete 3G welding
qualification test for arc welding.
2. Ensures that all federal requirements and company
guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are
followed when performing duties.
3. Able to read and understand blue prints.
4. Able to perform foreign car repairs as well as
fleet car repairs.
5. Complies with FRA & AAR rules when making car
repairs.
6. Keep good record of repairs made.
7. Be able to operate mobile crane, wheel truck.
8. Work closely with other departments at derailment
sites.
9. Performs other duties that may be assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to
6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of
education and experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to climb and balance well enough to climb
ladders and/or cars 10% of time.
Must be able to stand walk 100% of time.
Must be able to hear well enough to distinguish warning
sounds or verbal instructions above loud noises 100% of
time.
Must be able to reach with hands and arms and or use
fingers to feel handle 100% of time.
Must be able to stoop, bend, kneel, and lift at all
times.

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS:
The employee is regularly required to exert up to 75
pounds of force; and/or up to 100 pounds of force
frequently and in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the essential functions of this job,
the employee is regularly exposed to loud noise, moving
machinery parts, outdoor weather conditions and
elements, airborne particles and fumes from gas, oil,
and grease, welding arcs: and/or frequently exposed
burns.

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