Railcar Repair Tech - Wichita, KS

Location: 

Wichita, KS, US, 67213

Category:  Mechanical Services

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

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.

   
 

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.

Description

The general purpose of this position is to inspect, maintain and repair all aspects of a railcar in accordance with Company, FRA and/or AAR Regulations. Must re-rail cars and provide estimate damages at derailment sites, make out billing repair cards in compliance with AAR office manual, identify AAR/FRA violations when present on railcars. This is accomplished by performing all or any combination of the following duties: Have ability to use cutting torch in all positions without damage to adjoining parts, and complete 5F welding qualification test for pipe. Must insure that all company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties. In addition, must be able to read and understand blueprints, make car repairs in compliance with FRA & AAR rules and keep good repair records. Should be able to perform foreign car repairs, as well as fleet car repairs. Must operate fork lift and work closely with other departments at derailment sites. May be asked to perform other duties as requested or required.  

 

This is accomplished by performing all or any combination of the following duties:

  • Using multiple types of metal fabrication and hand tools in all positions without damage to adjoining parts
  • The ability to complete welding qualification test for pipe
  • Ensure that all company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties
  • Read and understand instructions, technical manuals and blueprints
  • Maintain written and/or computerized maintenance records
  • Perform other duties as requested or required

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Able to use tools including but not limited to cutting torch, air arc cutter, grinder, and hand tools in all positions without damage to adjoining parts, and complete 5F welding qualification test for pipe.
  • Ensure that all federal requirements and company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties and making car repairs.
  • Able to read and understand technical manuals, written instructions and blue prints.
  • Demonstrate basic math & mechanical skills, including reading of a tape measure.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: steel toe boots, eye protection, ear protection, gloves, hot work PPE, fall protection, respirators and a variety of protective suits.
  • Keep consistent, legible written and/or computerized records of repairs
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned.
  • Welder only – ability to pass a D15.1 or M1002 weld tests which includes horizontal, vertical and overhead welds


Education and Experience

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