Railcar Repairman (Carman)
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Management has the discretion to change or modify the duties and
essential functions at any time in accordance with operating
needs.Frequency of essential functions, marginal functions,
machine/equipment/tools used, physical requirements, and working
conditions may change somewhat due to the type of railcar, weather,
and location operating restriction, but ALL MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS
perform basically the same work.1. Repairs, modifies, and upgrades
rail cars.2. Rebuilds car components: bolsters, side framers, hitch
heads, and box car doors.3. Welds (30% of time), fabricates, and
uses cutting torch.4. Performs mechanical labor (frequently - 95%
of time).5. Repairs and maintains railcars, according to blueprints
and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and
precision measuring instruments. Inspects machines and equipment
visually by touch, special knowledge and training, to locate causes
of trouble.6. Operates forklift to move, align, and set in place
parts in place.7. Measures, cuts and threads pipes and replaces air
lines using hand tools.8. Assembles subassemblies, major
components, and equipment. Checks function to test for proper
operation.9. Repairs broken parts using hand tools and welding
equipment.10. Enters car repair information via electronic keyboard
system.MARGINAL FUNCTIONS1. Maintains a clean work environment.2.
May set up and operate metalworking tools, such as welder or
grinder.3. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.PERFORMANCE
STANDARDS:1. Must perform each job to specified time standards.2.
Work must be done to the customer requirements (AAR, FMO, FRA, TTX,
etc., standards).3. Must comply with all work rules.4. Must work
safely and not cause a threat to the health and safety of self and
others.MACHINE/EQUIPMENT/TOOLS USED:1. Circular saw.2. Air impacts
1/2", 3/4", 1"; Air grinders 4", 7", 9"; Air or hydraulic porta
power pump and ram used regularly.3. Various hand tools used
frequently.4. Cutting torch used for cutting frequently; heating
torch used while bending regularly; side grinder used for grinding
regularly; hoist used for lifting regularly; winch used for pulling
regularly.SAFETY EQUIPMENT:Steel toe shoes, hard hat, ear plugs,
safety glasses, welding shield, burning goggles, grinding shield,
and proper clothing (long sleeve shirts and long pants while
welding).PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:1. Physical abilities (approximate
times - vary slightly by location): standing, hearing, and seeing
for 8 or 10 hours; handling for 6 hours; walking, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, and fingering for 5 hours; reaching below
waist, twisting, and feeling for 2 hours; sitting, climbing,
balancing, crawling, reaching over head, and talking for 1 hour.
Frequently: standing, kneeling, stretching, reaching, gripping
tools or objects, and bending at the waist. Regularly: walking,
crouching, and twisting while standing. Occasionally: sitting,
crawling, and twisting while sitting for 1 hour or less.2. Lifting:
car parts from 1-80 lbs. throughout the day (lifting 10-25 lbs.
frequently; 25-50 lbs. regularly; over 50 lbs. occasionally).3.
Wrenches weighing up to 10 lbs. to tighten bolts (occasionally - 4
hours).4. Pulling: 10-25 lbs. frequently; 25-50 lbs. regularly;
over 50 lbs. occasionally; carrying 50-75 lbs.QUALIFICATIONS:1.
Knowledge: mechanical skills.2. Skills: welding and cutting.3.
Mental factors: decision-making and reasoning; intermediate (such
as determining when parts should be repaired); planning and
scheduling - limited; compiling/classifying/gathering information -
intermediate short-term memory - intermediate.WORKING CONDITIONS:1.
Working environment: Requires outdoor work (8 or 10 hours/day;
exposure to heat, cold/humidity; working at heights regularly;
working around moving machinery occasionally.2. Environmental
Conditions: Exposure to welding and burning fumes, odors, dust,
gases, and uncomfortable noises from welding and burning (10
hours/day); working in hot temperatures regularly; working in cold
temperatures occasionally; driving automotive equipment
occasionally; working with oil and grease regularly; working with
vibrations regularly; and working alone occasionally.3. Hazard
Exposure: Mechanical from tools; electrical from welders; and
radiant energy from torches frequently (10 hours/day).WORKING
SCHEDULE:8 to 10 hour shifts; work hours and rest days may change
regularly.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:Reports to line supervisor or work
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