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Rail Car Repair for Omaha, Lincoln & Beatrice Railroad, a Company of NEBCO, Inc.

NEBCO, Inc. Lincoln, NE
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Job Description

Rail Car Repair, OL&B Railway 

Employment is subject to background check, driving check, drug screen and back screen.

Summary

Supports all activity involved in inspecting, and repairing freight railcars, transloading, track maintenance and switching by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Abide by Company Safety Program and Policies, while performing duties safely.

Provide railcar repair and other railroad support services as needed and to be knowledgeable and abide by all Company Rules, Safety Programs and Policies. Abide by all FRA, AAR, OSHA, and other applicable regulations.

Perform railcar inspections and repairs to FRA & AAR guidelines and customer requirements that include but is not limited to: Railcar body defects, safety appliances including hand holds, sill steps, grab iron, brake platforms, running boards, air brake system, outlet gates, hatch covers, trucks, and wheels. Read and follow repair sheets and work scopes.

Operate acetylene torches for cutting and welders for welding on mild steel, cast iron, and stainless steel. Must be able to become certified in welding steel.

Accurately complete all necessary repair documentation and inventory documentation.

Other duties will include:

Assisting in unloading and loading railcars and trucks using forklifts, conveyors, and all other equipment and completing all necessary documentation.

Performing track maintenance following Track Worker Safety Program while working around and using maintenance of way tools and equipment.

Maintaining rail yard including, vegetation, roadway maintenance, drainage, snow removal, and other duties, to ensure a safe working environment. 

Assist in maintenance of facilities and all associated equipment, including, but not limited to, the overhead crane, forklift, skid loader, excavator, air compressor, company pickups and trucks.  Equipment must be inspected and kept in sound and safe operating condition.

Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner.

Provide switching & other railroad support services as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:                  

High School diploma or GED.   A Technical degree / vocational training in welding, metalworking or related area is preferred.  Previous railcar repair experience is very helpful but not required.  Must have a past demonstrated skill and aptitude for mechanical repair.  Must have previous demonstrated experience of working in a general labor environment.  Must be capable of learning AAR car repair regulations and compliance of car shop tools, gauges and equipment. 

Language Skills:   

Ability to read and interpret documents such as railroad safety rules, procedure manuals, SDS sheets, switch lists, bills of lading, load tickets, and repair sheets. Must be able to understand and follow work directions as given.  Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English. 

Reasoning Ability:             

Must have a reasoning ability to perform mechanical and detail evaluations for problem solving.

Computer Skills:                  

Tracking and reporting computer skills attained through MS Office products as needed.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: (Driver’s License)

Must have a valid NE driver’s license with a good driving record to be insurable on the company’s insurance program.  Previous forklift experience is helpful but not required.  Individual must be capable of receiving certification in Mig and Arc welding, personnel lifts, overhead crane, CPR, first aid, and forklift operations within 6 months of employment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Be proficient in the use of hand tools, power tools and other equipment. Ability to maintain focus and productively organize work tasks.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative.  Must have a good attendance record and an ability to be at work on time and meet the on call requirements. Must maintain a clean and safe yard and car repair environment. 

Other Qualifications:    

18 years of age or older. Be proficient in the use of hand tools, power tools and other equipment. Must be an independent performer and able to perform with minimal supervision. Must be able to problem solve repairs and take the initiative in performing corrective duties.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, work in a bent over position for extended periods of time and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands, and fingers to handle, feel and reach with hands and arms to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.  The employee is required to walk; climb on a ladder and other raised platforms to a height of 16' or balance; stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 – 75 pounds to a height of 48", turn, twist and carry.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors, hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals.  Personal protection equipment is required as the position operates in a rail car environment--steel toe shoes, gloves, goggles, etc.

Able to perform work on uneven surfaces, frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment, and work from various heights including making repairs on top of railcars. Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools. 

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; working with hand and power tools, work with extreme heat and vibration. The employee also works outside with year-round weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. Normal hours are Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. The position may require extended work hours to meet production needs, which may include nights and weekends. There will be the occasional shift of up to 12 hours. There will also be the occasional weekend shift and the occasional 2-hour on-call. Carman are Hours of Service positions. Shifts cannot exceed 12 hours on duty and will have a minimum of 10 hours of off duty time prior to starting a new shift. Maximum days worked cannot exceed 6 consecutive days. If 6 consecutive days are worked, there will be a minimum of 48 hours of off duty before starting next shift.

Normal hours are Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. The position may require extended work hours to meet production needs, which may include nights and weekends. There will be the occasional shift of up to 12 hours. There will also be the occasional weekend shift and the occasional 2-hour on-call. Carman are Hours of Service positions. Shifts cannot exceed 12 hours on duty and will have a minimum of 10 hours of off duty time prior to starting a new shift. Maximum days worked cannot exceed 6 consecutive days. If 6 consecutive days are worked, there will be a minimum of 48 hours of off duty before starting next shift.

Condition of Employment:

Candidate is required to meet the above qualifications, task frequency and PPE requirements.  Approval of pre-employment reference & background checks, and post offer drug/alcohol testing with back screens (if required) are required as conditions of employment.  This also applies to all transfers, fit-for-duty and return to work programs.

Rail Car Repair, OL&B Railway

An EEO Employer

 

Job Details

Date Posted May 10, 2018
Date Closes June 9, 2018
Address 1815 Y Street
Located In Lincoln, NE
Work At Repair Shop
Department OL&B
Function Railcar Repair
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $15.00 - $17.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Shift
Daytime
Will also be On call and must be able to respond for emergency situations.
Hours 40-52 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 51-4122.00 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Zipcode 68501
Name Lin Blodgett, HR Director
Address 1815 Y Street
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone 402-434-1743
FAX 402-434-1799

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • General Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Welding
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Other - Mechanic
  • Other - Repairs
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Maintenance
  • Transportation - Maintenance
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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
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