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Railcar Repairman (Welder)

Company: The Greenbrier Companies
Location: Chehalis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) is powering the movement of products around the world as a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services.
Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers while positively impacting the world around us.
Greenbrier's success begins with people. We believe in supporting our global workforce through our unwavering attention to Safety, Quality, Respect for People and Customer Satisfaction. These values are rooted in our IDEAL commitment, which promotes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership, creating a culture where employees are engaged and feel good about coming to work every day. A diverse, qualified, and engaged talent base is the key to our success.
The Railcar Repairman (Welder) is responsible for all aspects of railcar repair and maintenance using blueprints and work orders to make railcar repairs in compliance with Federal Rail Road Administration & The Assocation of American Rail Roads regulations, maintaining accurate repair records, and ensuring all company guidelines and safety rules are followed when performing duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform the following essential duties satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Performs assigned tasks under the direction of Supervisor and crew leader and notifies Supervisor or crew leader of materials/equipment needed to complete job tasks.

  • Repairs and maintains railcars and railcar components such as bolsters, side framers, hitch heads, and box car doors, according to blueprints and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, precision measuring instruments, and welding equipment.

  • Coordinates and completes repairs within assigned hours ensuring attention to detail in all aspects of work performed.

  • Complies with The Association of American Rail Roads regulations, quality assurance standards, and safety rules relevant to Greenbrier Rail Services Environmental Health and Safety policies.

  • Performs minor repairs to tools and equipment to maintain them in good working order.

  • Performs set up and operation of metal working tools such as welder, grinder, cutting torches, etc.

  • Interacts with Supervisor and crew members in a team environment, and assists in the training and coaching of new employees when required.

  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned including special processes.

    The following generally describes requirements to successfully perform the assigned duties.
    Minimum Qualifications

    • Ability to legibly record repairs made to railcars on forms provided.

    • Ability to pass 2g, 3g & 4g weld test according to D15-1 welding code and perform Mig flux core welding and Arc/Stick welding after receiving in-house training.

    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while ensuring attention to detail.

    • Ability to use machines and tools required to weld, cut, and gouge.

    • Ability to use measuring equipment such as a caliper, micrometer, and tape measure.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • One to three years' work experience.

      • High School education or equivalent.

      • Ability to perform welding processes such as burning, air arc, and grinding.

        Work Environment and Physical Requirements
        Work Environment
        The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        The physical environment requires the employee to work in hot and cold environments, in and out of the weather, work safely around heavy equipment and on top of and under railcars, as well as around railroad tracks. Employees are required to use personal protective equipment such as steel toe boots, hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, welding and grinding shields, etc. or as environmental conditions dictate.
        Physical Activities and Requirements
        Frequency Key
        Not Applicable: Activity is not applicable to this occupation
        Occasionally: Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)
        Frequently: Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)
        Constantly: Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)
        Working Postures

        • Sit: Occasionally

        • Walk: Frequently

        • Bend: Frequently

        • Kneel/Squat: Frequently

        • Crawl: Frequently

        • Climb: Frequently

        • Reach Forward: Frequently

        • Reach Upward: Frequently

        • Handling/Fingering: Frequently

          Lift / Carry Requirements

          • 5-10 lbs: Frequently

          • 10-25 lbs: Frequently

          • 25-50 lbs: Frequently

          • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

          • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

            Push / Pull Requirements

            • Less than 10 lbs: Frequently

            • 10-25 lbs: Frequently

            • 25-50 lbs: Frequently

            • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

            • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

              EOE including Vet/Disability
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              Greenbrier makes reasonable accommodations in the application and hiring process for individuals with known disabilities, unless providing accommodation would result in an undue hardship. Any applicant believing that he or she may need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact Greenbrier Human Resources at careers@gbrx.com or call us at 503-684-7000.

              Email communication from The Greenbrier Companies (Greenbrier) will always come from a corporate email address that ends in @gbrx.com or from our applicant tracking system, iCIMS, after you have created a secure account and submitted your application. During the application process, you will create a secure account in our secure applicant tracking site that ends with "-gbrx.icims.com". In this portal, we will ask you to provide your contact information, past employment history, education history and other job-related information.
              Job Locations US-WA-Chehalis
              ID 2023-1986
              Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
              Position Type Regular Full-Time
              Category Production
              Additional Information $20.30 - $28.00 Hourly Salary Range. Company offers: Medical, Dental & Vision, Paid Holidays, PTO, Life Insurance, STD & LTD, 401(K) and Company match on the 401(K)
              Remote Eligibility No

Keywords: The Greenbrier Companies, Tacoma , Railcar Repairman (Welder), Other , Chehalis, Washington

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