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Railcar Repairman (Carman)

Company: TTX
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:


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 and marginal functions vary, but ALL MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS perform basically the same work.

  • Repairs, modifies and upgrades rail cars
  • Rebuilds car components: bolsters, side framers, hitch heads and box car doors
  • Welds (30% of time), fabricates and uses cutting torch
  • Performs mechanical labor (frequently - 95% of time)
  • Repairs and maintains railcars, according to blueprints and other specifications, using welders, grinders, hand tools, power tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Operates forklift to move, align and set in place parts in place
  • Measures, cuts and threads pipes and replaces air lines
  • Assembles subassemblies, major components, and equipment. Checks function to test for proper operation
  • Enters car repair information via electronic keyboard system
  • Work must be done to the customer requirements (AAR, FMO, FRA, TTX, etc. standards)
  • Must comply with all work rules, work safely and not cause a threat to the health and safety of self and others
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor


    • Circular saw, Air impacts and Air grinders; Air or hydraulic porta power pump and ram
    • Cutting torch; heating torch; side grinder; hoist used for lifting; and winch
    • 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 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
      • Lifting: car parts from 1-80 lbs throughout the day (lifting 10-25 lbs frequently; 25-50 lbs regularly; over 50 lbs occasionally)
      • Wrenches weighing up to 10 lbs to tighten bolts (occasionally - 4 hours)
      • Pulling: 10-25 lbs. frequently; 25-50 lbs regularly; over 50 lbs occasionally; carrying 50-75 lbs
      • Mental factors: decision-making and reasoning; intermediate (such as determining when parts should be repaired); planning and scheduling


        • 8 to 10 hour shifts; work hours and rest days may change regularly
        • Working environment: Requires outdoor work (8 or 10 hours/day; exposure to heat, cold/humidity; working at heights regularly; working around moving machinery occasionally.
        • 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 occasionally
        • Hazard Exposure: Mechanical from tools; electrical from welders; and radiant energy from torches frequently (10 hours/day)


          Reports to line supervisor or work group supervisor

          Location: Harrisburg, PA

          Employment Status: Employee (Full-Time)

          FLSA Status: Nonexempt


          TTX Company is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. TTX's pool of railcars is ideal for supporting shippers in the intermodal, automotive, paper & forest, metals, machinery, wind energy and other markets where flatcars, boxcars and gondolas are required.

          TTX Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

          Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

          Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

          Job Segment:

          Hydraulics, Electrical, HVAC, Engineering, Operations

Keywords: TTX, Harrisburg , Railcar Repairman (Carman), Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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