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CSX Transportation, Inc. Carman Detroit, MI in Detroit, Michigan

DescriptionJob SummaryBuild, inspect and repair rail cars.Primary Activities and ResponsibilitiesEnsure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)Weld and paint cars and locomotivesCut metal, sandblast, replace doors and general car constructionInspect car components for compliance with FRA, Association of American Railroads (AAR) and CSX standardsIdentify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective actionInspect the securement of lading in open top or flat cars for compliance with AAR rules and measure high/wide loads to ensure railway line clearanceInspect and salvage parts from dismantled and/or scrapped carsInspect and apply end-of-train device and perform airbrake testsClean, lubricate and maintain tie-down devices and other special equipment on railroad carsRemove and replace couplers, draft gears and yokesInspect, replace and/or repair gaskets, air hose, train line, bulkhead and other interior load restraining equipment, steel sections such as side sheets, crossbearers, crossties and underframingPaint cars and car components; stencil letters and numbers on carsBuild and/or repair components such as freight doors, wooden floors or interior wallsFabricate large jigs and fixtures and use them to assemble parts on carStraighten or fabricate, then replace steel parts such as: grab irons, handholds, ladders, brackets, steps and patching componentsOperate light and heavy cranes, fork lifts, and other car moving shop equipmentOperate various vehicles to the job siteRerail cars and locomotives by using rerailing equipment and perform other work associated with wreck service on the railroadObtain information from computer regarding car characteristics, destination, lading, and repair records and/or to file data such as repair information, bad orders and car releasesMiscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager Pay RateTraining Rate - $29.72/hour Student Mechanic (1st 366 work days from start date at work location) - 90% of journeyman rate Student Mechanic (2nd 366 work days from start date at work location) - 95 % of journeyman rate Full Journeyman Rate $33.02/hourTrainingYou will attend paid training, which could be out of town. CSX will pay for travel and lodging as required by collective bargaining agreement.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications18 years of age or olderValid Driver's LicenseOne year mechanical work experience or trainingHigh School Diploma/GEDPreferred QualificationsOne or more years of welding and fabrication experienceCarman apprenticeshipPhysical RequirementsHeavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basisStoop/bend/kneel/cr