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.

 

Shifts/Hours

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

 

Training

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

 

Benefits

  • 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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