Road & Rail Services
  • Bartow, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, 401k, Paid Weekly, Annual Bonus, Paid Vacation and Holidays.


Basic purpose of position: Perform the essential inspection and repair functions necessary to prepare railcars for transportation. Associates designated as a "Senior Mechanic" have mastered the skills required of a "Mechanic" and are generally required to maintain the appropriate welding certification to make welding repairs. "Senior mechanics" are able to perform essentially error-free work without direct supervision.

Expectation: We expect all associates to be committed to a high standard of safety, be willing and able to comply with all safety policies/rules and willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory personnel. Individuals performing this function must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Job Performance without equipment damage is essential to meeting our customers. Safety, quality and production requirements.


  • Maintain an assortment of personal tools (type determined by manager);
  • Perform authorized repairs to customer equipment meeting AAR specifications;
  • Lubricate railcars and stencil lubrication date on the railcar;
  • Accurately record, either electronically or in writing, all repairs;
  • Assist, as required, in the "prepping" of railcars, this may include the use of backpack blowers, push brooms, vacuums and various scraping devices to remove all debris and other non-hazardous contaminates from inside the railcar;
  • Inspect and assist in opening and closing railcar doors;
  • Determine if railcar or securement devices need lubrication if lubrication is required, assist in the lubrication of hinge decks, ratchets, and any securement devices;
  • Qualified associate may be required to perform and document customer preventive maintenance inspections/repairs;
  • Operate various types of mechanical equipment, including but not limited to, small farm type tractors, all-terrain vehicles, pick-up trucks and panel vans;
  • Maintain accountability and maintenance for all assigned equipment;
  • Perform housekeeping duties as required by site management;
  • Must be able to work mandatory overtime hours when operating requirements or other business needs of Road & Rail cannot be fulfilled during regular business hours;

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Additional responsibilities for associates working on Multi-Level Railcars:

  • Assist in raising and lowering hinged railcar decks;
  • Inspect, repair, install and remove bridge plates.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma/GED or ability.

Experience Requirements: Mechanical aptitude.

Skills, Licenses, Certification, and/or Special Training:

  • Must maintain a valid state drivers license if required to operate company equipment;
  • Qualified under D15.1 American Welding Society (AWS) certification (Senior Repairmen);
  • Meet and maintain all requirements contained in the Conditions of Employment policy.

Physical, Mental & Sensory Requirements:

  • Ability to constantly work in an outdoor environment, exposed to all weather elements, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust and noisy conditions;
  • Ability to occasionally work in areas with limited lighting;
  • Ability to occasionally climb, using various types of ladders, to heights in excess of 16 feet;
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 35 lbs;
  • Ability to occasionally work in areas with less than 12 inches of vertical clearance;
  • Ability to frequently bend at waist crouch for periods of time up to 1 minute;
  • Constantly required to use bending, twisting, walking motions on uneven surfaces throughout the entire work shift;
  • Ability to occasionally apply opposing forces (one arm pushing while the other arm pulls) sustaining pressure while bent at the waist with hands below the knees;
  • Ability to occasionally walk up to 3 miles in 5 hours while bending, squatting and twisting to perform Train Inspections;
  • Ability to sustain pressure in awkward positions-occasionally overhead for extended periods up to 2 minutes at a time for a total up to 2 hours per day;
  • Must be able to hear work or safety instructions verbally communicated in a normal speaking voice;
  • Must be able to work independently;
  • Must be able to properly wear all required Personal Protective Equipment.

Additional requirement for associates working on Multi-Level Railcars:

  • Must meet OSHA respirator use requirements if required;
  • Ability to frequently open railcar end doors using pulling back force of 90 lbs and pushing force of 68 lbs;
  • Ability to occasionally lift above shoulder height a weight of up to 50 pounds;
  • Possess the equilibrium and ability to frequently cross 3-4 foot open spans at heights up to 16 feet.

Conditions of Employment: Employment is conditional, based on a medical examination which includes a drug screen, and an examination to verify candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job. Road & Rail Services requires a post-offer motor vehicle reference check, background check, and employment & military (if applicable) verification required.

Company Profile: Established in 1987, Road & Rail Services has grown and diversified to become a leading provider of rail related services in North America. Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and facilities.

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