Railcar Repairman (Carman)
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Full COVID-19 vaccination required. Management has the
discretion to change or modify the duties and essential functions
at any time in accordance with operating needs. Frequency of
essential functions, marginal functions, machine/equipment/tools
used, physical requirements, and working conditions may change
somewhat due to the type of railcar, weather, and location
operating restriction, but ALL MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS perform
basically the same work. 1. Repairs, modifies, and upgrades rail
cars. 2. Rebuilds car components: bolsters, side framers, hitch
heads, and box car doors. 3. Welds (30% of time), fabricates, and
uses cutting torch. 4. Performs mechanical labor (frequently - 95%
of time). 5. Repairs and maintains railcars, according to
blueprints and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools,
and precision measuring instruments. Inspects machines and
equipment visually by touch, special knowledge and training, to
locate causes of trouble. 6. Operates forklift to move, align, and
set in place parts in place. 7. Measures, cuts and threads pipes
and replaces air lines using hand tools. 8. Assembles
subassemblies, major components, and equipment. Checks function to
test for proper operation. 9. Repairs broken parts using hand tools
and welding equipment. 10. Enters car repair information via
electronic keyboard system. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS
1. Maintains a clean work environment.
2. May set up and operate metalworking tools, such as welder or
3. All other duties as assigned by supervisor. PERFORMANCE
1. Must perform each job to specified time standards.
2. Work must be done to the customer requirements (AAR, FMO, FRA,
TTX, etc., standards).
3. Must comply with all work rules.
4. Must work safely and not cause a threat to the health and safety
of self and others. MACHINE/EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED:
1. Circular saw.
2. Air impacts 1/2", 3/4", 1"; Air grinders 4", 7", 9"; Air or
hydraulic porta power pump and ram used regularly.
3. Various hand tools used frequently.
4. Cutting torch used for cutting frequently; heating torch used
while bending regularly; side grinder used for grinding regularly;
hoist used for lifting regularly; winch used for pulling regularly.
Steel toe shoes, hard hat, ear plugs, safety glasses, welding
shield, burning goggles, grinding shield, and proper clothing (long
sleeve shirts and long pants while welding). PHYSICAL
1. Physical abilities (approximate times - vary slightly by
location): standing, hearing, and seeing for 8 or 10 hours;
handling for 6 hours; walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and
fingering for 5 hours; reaching below waist, twisting, and feeling
for 2 hours; sitting, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching over
head, and talking for 1 hour. Frequently: standing, kneeling,
stretching, reaching, gripping tools or objects, and bending at the
waist. Regularly: walking, crouching, and twisting while standing.
Occasionally: sitting, crawling, and twisting while sitting for 1
hour or less.
2. Lifting: car parts from 1-80 lbs. throughout the day (lifting
10-25 lbs. frequently; 25-50 lbs. regularly; over 50 lbs.
3. Wrenches weighing up to 10 lbs. to tighten bolts (occasionally -
4. Pulling: 10-25 lbs. frequently; 25-50 lbs. regularly; over 50
lbs. occasionally; carrying 50-75 lbs. QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Knowledge: mechanical skills.
2. Skills: welding and cutting.
3. Mental factors: decision-making and reasoning; intermediate
(such as determining when parts should be repaired); planning and
scheduling - limited; compiling/classifying/gathering information -
intermediate short-term memory - intermediate. WORKING
1. Working environment: Requires outdoor work (8 or 10 hours/day;
exposure to heat, cold/humidity; working at heights regularly;
working around moving machinery occasionally.
2. Environmental Conditions: Exposure to welding and burning fumes,
odors, dust, gases, and uncomfortable noises from welding and
burning (10 hours/day); working in hot temperatures regularly;
working in cold temperatures occasionally; driving automotive
equipment occasionally; working with oil and grease regularly;
working with vibrations regularly; and working alone
3. Hazard Exposure: Mechanical from tools; electrical from welders;
and radiant energy from torches frequently (10 hours/day). WORKING
8 to 10 hour shifts; work hours and rest days may change regularly.
Reports to line supervisor or work group supervisor. PAY RATE:
The pay rate for the Railcar Repairman position is $27.31/hour.
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