Perform entry level car repairs, changes, improvements
and conversions to car parts and assemblies such as underframe,
trucks, insulation jackets, tanks and bodies of railroad cars.
Quality of work performed must meet AAR, FRA, GATX and customer
Provide assistance to Car Repairer B and A while
learning the trade of Car Repairman. Tasks include entry level car
repairs such as: remove, replace, straighten, renew or repair
various car parts such as couplers, gears, safety appliances,
insulation, running boards, etc. as required to achieve proper
repairs. Car repairer C’s are also called upon to perform rail car
cleaning, blasting and yard maintenance.
Must be able to
operate a lift truck and perform minor preventative maintenance on
tools and equipment used.
Maintain work area in a clean and
orderly manner. Comply with the established safety policies,
support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible
recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety
policies and programs.
Tools and equipment used on the job
include: Grinders, welders, burning equipment and attachments,
pneumatic tools, jacks, torch, measuring devices, hydro-blaster,
lifting equipment (forklift, crane, gear table, etc) and assorted
hand tools and gauges.
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as work instructions,
work orders and the AAR Field Manual.
Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to
obtain desired results.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Perform
semi-routine jobs where judgment is required to obtain results.
Ability to make changes in routine or sequence on repetitive job
involving selection, positioning and recognition of obvious
defects. Perform manual tasks such as positioning, assembling,
etc., at a steady pace where accuracy and dexterity of a high
degree are required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
While performing the duties of this position, the
employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl. The employee uses moderate to heavy physical
exertion. Use of a variety of medium-sized hand tools for
performing work. Climbs and works from ladders.