La Porte, TX

American Railcar Industries, Inc. La Porte , TX 77571

Posted 2 months ago

American Railcar Industries, Inc. is one of the prominent North American designers and manufacturers of hopper and tank railcars. We provide our railcar customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality products and related services offered by our three business segments of manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services. Each person in the United States requires 40 tons of freight to be moved on their behalf per year. Vital to the U.S. economy, the $60 billion freight rail industry consists of over 140,000 miles of track in the U.S. providing over 220,000 jobs helping to reduce road congestion, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gases. Why work for ARI? To work with great people who share our core values of Excellence, Accountability, & Teamwork and help ARI become the Leading Railcar Solutions Provider.

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

Perform a variety of repair, rebuild, modification and assembly of various types of railroad freight cars and their parts. All work performed must meet current AAR and quality assurance guidelines and requirements.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of repair, rebuilding, fabrication and modification operations under direction from supervisor on various types of cars

  • Interpret job work orders to perform required repairs

  • Coordinate and complete repairs in an efficient manner and within assigned hours

  • Ensure AAR quality assurance standards are met

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures

  • Interact with crew members and supervisors in a team environment

  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner

  • Comply with the established safety policies and support continuing awareness for safety

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to pneumatic and hydraulic tools, grinders, jacks, welders, cutting torches, and forklifts safely and proficiently

  • Knowledge of machines and tools required to weld, cut, and gouge

  • Eye-Hand coordination

  • Attention to details

Required Experience / Education / Training / Certifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is desired

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Welding experience is a plus

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required:

  • The environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions

  • Employees are required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities

Lift / Carry

Push / Pull

Stand-continuously
10 lbs or less frequently
10 lbs or less occasionally

Walk frequently
11 20 lbs occasionally
10 20 lbs occasionally

Sit occasionally
21 50 lbs occasionally
20 50 lbs occasionally

Climb occasionally
51 100 lbs N/A
51 100 lbs N/A

Crawl occasionally

Over 100 lbs N/A

Over 100 lbs N/A

Squat or kneel occasionally

Bend occasionally

Fine Manipulation occasionally

Reach Outward occasionally

Reach above shoulder occasionally

Drive - occasionally

N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally

  • Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently

  • Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously

  • Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. ARI will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. ARI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ARI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ARI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ARI has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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