Railcar Repairman- Decatur, IL


Decatur, IL, US, 62521

Category:  Railroad Operations

Start a Watco Career and Discover the Difference

Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

General Purpose


Responsible for rail car inspection and maintenance in accordance with FRA and AAR Regulations. Must re-rail cars and provide estimate damages at derailment sites, make out billing repair cards in compliance with AAR office manual, and identify AAR/FRA violations when present on railcars. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Able to use cutting torch in all positions without damage to adjoining parts, and complete 5F welding qualification test for pipe.
  • Ensures that all federal requirements and company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties.
  • Able to read and understand blue prints.
  • Able to perform foreign car repairs as well as fleet car repairs.
  • Complies with FRA & AAR rules when making car repairs.
  • Keep good record of repairs made.
  • Be able to operate mobile crane, wheel truck and forklift.
  • Work closely with other departments at derailment sites.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.

Education and Experience


  • High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Decatur