Railcar Painter - Omaha, NE


Omaha, NE, US, 68137

Category:  Mechanical Services

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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.


Summary Description


  • The general purpose of this position is to apply solvent and water based paints to the exterior and interior of cars. Must ensure that all company guidelines are met, and that all WMS EHS rules are followed when performing duties. In addition, must be able to read and interpret work orders in compliance with FRA, AAR, WMS and customer specifications.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Interpret job work orders to perform required railcar coatings
  • Coordinate and complete coatings in an efficient manner and within assigned hours
  • Notify supervisor of any materials and/or equipment required to ensure completion of job tasks
  • Interact with crew members in a team environment, as well as with supervisor
  • Follow all safety rules, keep work area clean and comply with all WMS Environmental Health and Safety Policies
  • Ensure FRA, AAR, WMS and customer quality assurance standards are met
  • Any other duties as assigned such special projects
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate English at a proficient level
  • Ability to learn function specific operational details and pass an exam to demonstrate knowledge
  • Ability to learn, follow and perform required recordkeeping of WMS EHS, Quality policies, procedures and checklists.
  • Work in hot and cold environment, in and out of the weather; work safely around heavy equipment and on top of, under and inside railcars, as well as around railroad tracks.
  • Knowledge of equipment and tools required to perform safe entry for cleaning
  • Perform/ prioritize multiple tasks with attention to details.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to wear and care for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to steel toed boots, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, respirators, and a variety of protective suits.


Working Conditions


  • With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions. May be frequently exposed to heights that require the use of fall protection equipment. Team members are required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs