Road & Rail Services
  • Greer, SC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, 401k


The basic purpose of position: Perform the essential inspection and repair functions necessary to prepare railcars for transportation. As a Railcar Mechanic, you must be a dependable and safety-conscious person with a strong mechanical background. We would prefer someone with previous railcar repair experience but not required. Safety is the number 1 priority with Road & Rail Services so it is vital that all company guidlines and safety rules are followed and met while on teh job.

Responsibilities: 

Inspect railcar for serviceability along with damage/fatigue; 

Identify repairs that can be performed by Road & Rail Services; 

Notify management of unserviceable railcars that can not be repaired by Road & Rail Services; 

Perform authorized repairs to customer and 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 remove all debris and other non-hazardous contaminants from inside the railcar; 

Operate various types of mechanical equipment including small farm type tractors, all terrain vehicles, pick-up trucks, and panel vans; 

Perform housekeeping duties as required by site management; 

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

 

Experience Requirements:

Welding skills (stick / arc) preferred but not required

 

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

Must maintain a valid state driver's license if required to operate company equipment; 

Ability to use hand tools (such as pipe wrenches, pry bars, wrenches, ratchets, and other equipment to chip and grind weld slag or spatter)

 

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 frequently operate gasoline powered air blower using a constant lateral sweeping motion with your arms;

Ability to occasionally climb, using various types of ladders, to heights in excess of 16 feet;

Ability to occasionally lift above shoulder height a weight of up to 50 pounds;

Ability to constantly use bending, squatting, twisting, and walking motions throughout the entire work shift;

Ability to constantly stand for periods of time greater than 2 hours;

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:

Ability to frequently open railcar end doors using pulling back force of 90 lbs and pushing force of 68 lbs;

 

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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