Job Title: Railcar Repair Foreman
Reports To: Operations Manager
Type of position: Exempt/ Salary
Employee Classification: Regular
Location: Bryson City
Compensation: $50,000-60,000, depending on experience
Job Summary: Responsible for inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding all rolling stock which includes but is not limited to braking systems, truck assemblies, valves, frames, structural design, and wheelsets.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and follow all federal, Company, safety, FRA, and AAR regulations.
Reports any condition that affects the movement of the train to proper authorities.
Performs routine maintenance, trouble-shoot, and COT&S brake systems for all rolling stock.
Understands how to safely coordinate and jack all types of railroads rolling stock.
Understand the components and how to repair and rebuild the ‘’B’’ axle, ‘’C’’ axle, and other passenger car trucks.
Must be familiar with various brake valves and components such as AB, ABD, U12, D22, 26C, and others.
Must be familiar with railcar wheelsets and various bearing types such as 5-1/2 x 10AP, 6 x 11AP, 5-1/2 x 10EE, 6 x 11EE, and Timken K-Box.
Able to inspect wheels to ensure that rim treads, plates, hub axles, and bearings are in good repair
Must be familiar and able to repair and fabricate all undercarriage components on passenger cars and rolling stock including, draft gear, brake linkage/air-line components, bolster plates, pedestals, pedestal liners, frames, and trucks.
Perform weekly, routine and roll-by inspections on rolling stock to ensure equipment meets safety standards.
Maintain railcar part inventory, organized/clean work environment, order parts and document repairs
Capability to safely use welders, torches, calibrating/measurement tools, grinders, lathes, mills and other hand and shop tools
Train other employees and create an efficient process on railcar repair
Other duties as assigned by management
Work on and off the train in varied terrain in all weather during both daylight and dark hours.
Work with mechanical shop setting and railyard during maintenance of locomotives, passenger cars, MOW equipment, etc.
Varied schedule throughout the year dictated by train schedule and maintenance operations.
Education, Skill, and Work Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.
Ability to be on your feet for up to 12 hours.
Ability to lift 75 lbs.
Ability to ascend/descend train steps/ladders and crawl on, under, and around locomotive and passengers’ cars while performing needed maintenance functions.
Able to walk on moving trains, graveled, uneven/sloped surfaces that may be slick while carrying equipment
Must possess organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while prioritizing workload with a practical, flexible and innovative approach to work.
Ability to communicate successfully with a variety of personalities and function effectively as a member of a team.
Pre-Employment & Random Drug Testing program in compliance with FRA and company policy.
Take & Pass GCOR Rules Test.
Must pass pre-employment work steps physical evaluation.
Valid Driver License.