The Andersons, Inc Worker III, Rail Shop in Darlington, South Carolina


External Title Worker III, Rail Shop

Division Rail Group

Select work location SC - Darlington

Posting Description Position SummaryThe Rail Shop Worker III is responsible for general repair on all cars working with little or no direct supervision. The incumbent will also be expected to assist in the training and occasional oversight of lower level shop workers.Organizational RelationshipThe incumbent reports to the Railcar Repair Manager along with the other shop employees.Principal AccountabilitiesThe following accountabilities are to be carried out in a manner consistent with the spirit and philosophy outlined in The Andersons' Statement of Principles:1. Employee must understand and comply with all PPE requirements as well as actively participate in safety related tasks such as daily safety briefings and JSA's (Job Safety Analysis). Completing every job safely should be taken into account with everything that is completed.2. Read and interpret A.A.R. rules requiring considerable technical knowledge of assembly and layout work, material strengths and uses, and the application of mathematical calculation in figuring angles, bevels, and other layout measurements.3. Operate shop machinery in the layout and assembly of repair jobs, such as forklifts, torches, gas welders, wire welders, stick welders, and railroad jacks, pipe threaders and all power hand tools, with a complete knowledge of their uses and paying particular attention to proper safety practices as well as on the efficiency of production work.4. Perform skilled welding operations involving vertical and overhead welding of light, as well as heavy gauge metal according to proper assembly strength requirements, with emphasis on proper safety practices.5. Perform routine preventative maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery with minimal down-time and in a manner that will assure safe operation of such equipment and machinery.6. Perform a daily check of job cards for current job numbers before they are turned in to the manager/foreman when the shift is over.7. Perform repair tasks as assigned including but not limited to the following as well as all duties performed by Workers I & II:Know how to use all “Rule 1” gaugesRemove and replace draft gearAll facets of Air Brake repairSingle car air brake testAll facets of draft sill repairsAll facets with regards to rebuilding trucksRepair gravity and pneumatic hopper gatesRepair box car doors (plug and sliding)Proper stencil location and informationRemove and replace an uncoupling lever (telescoping and non-telescoping)Remove and take apart a couplerJacking a carRemove and update AEI tagsAll facets of jacket repairsAll facets of safety appliance repairsCertified in Freight Car welding positions 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical), and 4G (overhead)8. Contribute effectively toward a "team" concept in the rail car shop, maintaining a positive working relationship with co-workers and displaying pride in assuring quality workmanship in the rail car shop.Job QualificationsEducation:High School Diploma or GED equivalentExperience:This position involves the application of technical knowledge in the Field Manual of the A.A.R. Interchange Rules, which is obtained from 3-5 years of direct experience and/or education in each of the areas outlined in the Field Manual.The incumbent must also be able to read and have basic mathematical skills to perform simple calculations.Certifications/Licenses:Driver’s License- Incumbent must be eligible to drive for The Andersons Inc.Incumbent must be able to pass multiple welding qualification tests using various welding procedure specifications. Must be able to pass two of the following: a wire feed, 7018 stick, or 6010 stick overhead; and vertical up test administered by The Anderson’s certified Welding Instructor.Additional Skills:Human Relations: The incumbent must possess considerable human relations skills in being able to work effectively as a member of a team and in demonstrating team leadership qualities in completing rail car repair jobs as assigned.Instructions Received: The incumbent operates from instructions which are both oral and written. Verbal directions are received from the manager, as well as from the Foreman. Written instructions are contained in detailed job orders and work schedules. The Rail Shop Worker I will perform welding, repair, and assembly of rail cars on assigned projects with minimal supervision. The Rail Shop Worker I may also receive technical advice from the manager on more difficult, complex jobs.The incumbent must possess technical knowledge in the Field Manual of the A.A.R. Interchange RulesThe incumbent must be self-motivated, a team player and have excellent communication skillsWorking ConditionsThere is constant exposure to noise and occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, and gas. Also, there is considerable lifting of sheet metal and railroad parts, equipment, and tools. In addition, the incumbent is exposed to gas fumes and blow torch flames and welding arcs in the operation of welding tools.The incumbent must be able to do any of the following for long periods of time:SittingStanding - while holding a torch or other repair equipmentClimbing - will need to climb on ladders, on top of railcars and other equipmentWalkingLifting - 50lbs+Pulling and/or Pushing - certain tools and parts in order to properly repairCarrying - large/heavy railcar parts or toolsGrasping - various railcar parts or toolsReaching - for various railcar parts or toolsStooping and Crouching - under or beside railcars and other equipmentCrawling - under railcars or other equipment while performing the repairsNote: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Andersons is a Drug-Free Workplace. #LI-AF1