Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
  • 16-Apr-2019 to 01-May-2019 (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Venice, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the maintenance of track infrastructure including: construction, inspection and repair of the track components, and other railroad properties and facilities.


Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Operate propane torches and electric and gas welding equipment.
  • Repair and maintain rail, frogs, rail-ends, turn-outs, switch points, and glue joints using arc, propane or thermite welding processes.
  • Perform grinding tasks using power and hand-held tools.
  • Inspect welds after grinding to check for hairline cracks or any visible defects.
  • Test rail after using thermite welding procedure to detect voids, lack of fusion or other defects in rail.
  • Lift and carry track material. Assist in track maintenance when needed.
  • Inspect equipment daily to check for leaky cylinders, hoses or connections.
  • Clean work pieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust and grease.
  • Operate welding truck in safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain daily records and time sheets.
  • Order materials such as welding supplies, grinding stones, reports and safety equipment.
  • Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.
  • Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma /GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • One-year welding experience and/or training
  • Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with HAZMAT and airbrake endorsements, or be able to obtain one within 60 days of employment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Welding Certification
  • Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)


Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and trouble shooting skills)
  • Mechanical aptitude


Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds.
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection.
  • Stooping/bending/kneeling/crouch/balancing/climbing/holding/grasping/turning and pulling.
  • Working/walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Sitting/standing for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor.


Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, around loud noise and fumes at elevated heights.



Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work.


Pay Rate

Entry Rate $239.56 per day Full Rate $281.84 per day



Company paid on the job training (which may require travel) provided. 


Probationary Period

 60 Days


Union Membership

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, union membership and monthly dues are required.


International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship

   Builders, Blacksmiths Forgers & Helpers


Employment Conditions

  • TRRA is a drug-free company and employees will be subject to random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass a background screening
  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test



  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Paid vacations and holidays


Closing Statement

TRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
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