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Industry SectorMechanic, Mechanical engineering, Rail Mechanic, Mechanical Technician jobs, Rolling Stock, Railcar, Depots, Plants, Welding jobs
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LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs New York
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted16 October 2013

Job Description


Job Summary

Renew and repair any system pertaining to boilers, tanks and drums.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities
•Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
•Position, align, and secure structural parts and related assemblies of pressure vessels, such as boilers, tanks and vats; analyze defective units and indicate necessary corrective action
•Inspect, patch, drill, chip, cut, tap, weld, bolt, rivet, screw, clip, caulk, clamp, flange, flue or bond component parts to assemble products
•Lay out, cut apart, build, or repair boilers, tanks and drums
•Lay out and fit up sheet iron or sheet steel work made of 16 gauge or heavier, including fronts and doors, gates and gate rigging, ash pans, front end netting and diaphragm work, engine tender steel underframe, pressed steel tender truck frames and locomotive cabs
•Build, repair, remove and apply steel cabs and running boards
•Locate and mark reference points for columns or plates and positions of parts on foundation
•Interpret blueprints, sketches, or product specifications to determine sequence and methods of fabricating, assembling and installing sheet metal products
•Select gauge and type of sheet metal, or nonmetallic material, according to product specifications
•Set up and operate fabricating machines, to cut, bend, block and form, or straighten materials; trim, file, grind, deburr, buff and smooth surfaces
•Straighten or reshape bent plates or structures
•Assemble and install a variety of metal tubes
•Remove and replace rivets and caulk seams to repair riveted shells and structures
•Cut and shape defective parts, using oxy-acetylene torch
•Operate material handling equipment such as chain hoists and overhead hoists
•Operate electric and gas welding equipment
•Signal crane operator or attach rigging to lift parts to specified position
•Test assembled vessels
•May be required to operate locomotives

Pay Rate

Training Rate - USD 20.54/hour

Apprentice (1st 244 work days) - 75% of journeyman rate
Apprentice (2nd 244 work days) - 80 % of journeyman rate
Apprentice (3rd 244 work days) - 85% of journeyman rate
Apprentice (4th 244 work days) - 90 % of journeyman rate
Apprentice (5th 244 work days) - 95 % of journeyman rate

Full Journeyman Boilermaker- USD 27.38/hour


You will attend five weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel and lodging as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications
•High School diploma/GED
•18 years of age or older
•Valid Drivers License
•One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics
•One year experience building/repairing boilers and/or tanks
•One year welding experience

Preferred Qualifications
•Three years combined welding and boiler/tank repair experience

Basic Competencies
•Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
•Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
•Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
•Mechanical Aptitude

Physical Requirements
•Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
•Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
•Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
•Determine condition and temperature of various mechanical components by feeling or touching when working blind

Employment Conditions
•Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
•Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
•Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
•Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
•May require random drug testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

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