Welder/Rail Car Repair-Mechanical - Wood River, IL
Watco Companies - Wood River, IL

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Responsible for rail car repair 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.
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Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Able to use cutting torch in all positions with out damage to adjoining parts, and complete 3G welding qualification test for arc welding.
  • Ensures that all federal requirements and company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties.
  • Able to read and understand blue prints.
  • Able to perform foreign car repairs as well as fleet car repairs.
  • Complies with FRA & AAR rules when making car repairs.
  • Keep good record of repairs made.
  • Be able to operate mobile crane, wheel truck.
  • Work closely with other departments at derailment sites.
  • 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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    Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line...