Railcar Repair Technician

Acumed, Inc.

Galena Park, TX


Union Tank Car Company

Come join a team where People make the difference! As a part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a highly decentralized organization, we rely heavily on people with the aptitude, attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit to drive our success, and we're committed to attracting and retaining top talent.

The Railcar Technician conducts all aspects of repair and maintenance on tank cars. This person must demonstrate good leadership and team skills while being a safety-conscious person.

*Must Have Railcar / Tank Car Repair Experience*
*Must Be Open To Project Based Traveling Nationwide*

*Internal Applicants Qualify for a $2hr premium*

Union Tank Car Company (UTLX)

Provides leasing, manufacturing, and repair services to our customers and owns/manages one of the largest fleets of railroad tank cars in North America. Our manufacturing plants are state-of-the-art, and our fleet is maintained by a large, sophisticated repair network consisting of geographically-placed repair shops and mobile repair crews. With over 126 years in this industry, UTLX has a long history that provides a solid name and foundation on which to build customer relationships. UTLX is financially stable and a Berkshire Hathaway company. Our field site locations currently number about 80 throughout North America. We are searching for people with a positive outlook and strong work ethic, to be part of the UTLX success story.

  • Tank Car Experience Required - Preferably 2yrs
  • Some travel may be required
  • Tank Qualification experience is a plus
  • Understand and perform all work outlined under Supervision
  • Conduct railcar inspections to ensure cars comply with all FRA, AAR, and customer requirements
  • Perform repairs as necessary while always using current safety and quality standards and repair procedures
  • Perform mechanical repairs to railroad freight cars including tank and hopper cars when required
  • Occasionally performing welding repairs when needed
  • Coordinate and complete repairs in an efficient manner and within assigned hours
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly manner and report potential hazards.
  • Notify supervision of any materials and/or equipment required to ensure completion of job tasks
  • Interact well with team members and supervision
  • Meet the expectations and requirements of all customers to ensure we deliver a best-in-class customer experience
  • Ensure all necessary invoicing, inspection, and work order information is accurate and complete
  • Actively participate in safety assessments and equipment inspections
  • Follow all safety rules and practices
  • May be involved in safety committees or initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrate job-related knowledge including following written instructions
  • Demonstrate an ability to safely operate machinery including, but not limited to large work vehicles, which may also pull trailers from time to time, and forklifts
  • Be dependable and reliable to show up for scheduled work shifts including any overtime
  • Ability to learn basic railcar knowledge
  • Proficiency with the use of basic hand and power tools
  • Ability to learn basic knowledge of how to read Engineering drawings
  • Ability to pass DOT Requirements is a plus
  • Ability to perform confined space entry or monitoring and create hot work permits
  • Ability to pass any required NDT disciplines and function specific certifications, which may include tank car welding, and demonstrates strong familiarity with AAR rules and regulations
  • Ability to obtain the following within 6 - 12 months (timeline and required test depend on specific location): Welding and Airbrake Test certifications
  • Any type of welding/mechanical experience or railcar knowledge is a preferred
  • Must be legal to work in the United State now and in the future without sponsorship requirements

Environmental and Working Conditions

The physical environment for this job requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat or cold, wet, humid, or dry and dusty conditions. The employee may be frequently exposed to heights that require the use of fall protection equipment. Team members are required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions and job function details dictate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Moderate to heavy physical effort involved, must be comfortable lifting 35lbs consistently
  • Lifts and carries necessary equipment to railcar to perform work
  • Safely climbs, walks, and balances on top of railcars while performing repair work
  • Must follow prescribed safety rules to avoid possible injury

Why Join Our Team?

We take pride in offering our employees rich benefits packages. We appreciate hard-working and passionate individuals which is why we offer:

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Company-paid employee and dependent life insurance
  • Company-paid sickness and accident income
  • 401k matching
  • Annual safety shoe reimbursement and prescription safety wear
  • Holiday pay
  • Vacation
  • Marmon employee discount program

Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to careers@marmon.com, and please be sure to include the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

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