Welder/Mechanic

A successful candidate must be able to pass the following weld test:
1 position Horizontal- (1) 3/8 x 7 x 3 inch plate with backing strip fully welded
1 position Vertical ? (1) 3/8 x 7 x 3 inch plate with backing strip fully welded
1 position Overhead- (1) 3/8 x 7 x 3 inch plate with backing strip fully welded
All test plates will be subject to a visual inspection test and 1 side and 1 root bend per position as required per the AWS D 15.1 code book.
DESCRIPTION OF JOB AND DUTIES:
SUMMARY: Groove welds ferrous and non-ferrous materials by use of electric arc process in positions 2G, 3G and 4G Performs repairs, changes, improvements and conversions to car parts and assemblies such as underframe, trucks, insulation jackets, etc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepares equipment and surfaces, welds, burns, fits, tacks as necessary to complete repairs. (Example: splices, patches, shims cracks, etc.) Finishes weld by removing slag and grinding when necessary.
Locates and tests areas to be welded for leaks by use of soapsuds and air, etc., rechecking as necessary. (Example exterior/interior coils)
Lays out, measures, cuts, bores, burns and shapes parts as required to obtain proper fit.
Jacks car, remove/replace/disassemble/assemble trucks to repair or gain access to parts needing repair.
Remove, replace, straighten, renew or repair various car parts such as couplers, gears, centersills, safety appliances, insulation, jackets, running boards, slabs etc. as required to achieve proper repairs.
Perform minor preventative maintenance on tools and equipment used.
Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner. Comply with the established safety policies, support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs.
Ensure quality of work performed meets AAR, FRA, GATX and customer guidelines.
SOURCE OF SUPERVISION: Supervisor, Group Leader or Self
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Arc Welding units, grinders, air-arc and burning equipment and attachments, pneumatic tools, jacks, torch, measuring devices, hydro-blaster, lifting equipment (forklift, crane, gear table, etc) and assorted hand tools and gauges.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as IO instructions, FM instructions, work orders, AAR Field Manual, etc.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers.
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to obtain desired results.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Welding performance qualification per AAR requirements specified in the AAR Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, M1002, Appendix W, Paragraph 12.0.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Perform semi-routine jobs requiring some judgement in using proper amperage and control of electrode for quality weld. Use a high degree of dexterity to maintain proper length and proper metal deposit for quality welds.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee uses moderate to heavy physical exertion. Use of a variety of medium-sized hand tools for performing work. Climbs and works from ladders.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to outside work conditions and elements, burns, flashes and hand injuries.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled



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