Build, maintain, repair, and inspect freight cars by performing the following duties.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (A.S.) in applied sciences with emphasis on mechanical applications or equivalent experience as a rail car inspector or repairer may be considered in lieu of the A.S. degree at the discretion of the General Mechanical Superintendent; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, us¬ing whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be familiar with AAR, FRA, and DOT rules and regulations; must be able to speak and write English; must be qualified welder.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, OR REGISTRATIONS
Must have current driver’s license.
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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The em-ployee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Must have essential tools-of-the trade as listed below:
1. Open and box end wrenches (size 3/16" to 1")
2. 1/2" drive socket set with sockets to 1-1/8"
3. Key bar
4. Ball-peen hammer
5. Channel lock pliers
6. Screw drive set (standard and phillips)