CSX Employment – Carman

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Weld and paint cars and locomotives
  • Cut metal, sandblast, replace doors and general car construction
  • Inspect car components for compliance with FRA, Association of American Railroads (AAR) and CSX standards
  • Identify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective action
  • Inspect the securement of lading in open top or flat cars for compliance with AAR rules and measure high/wide loads to ensure railway line clearance
  • Inspect and salvage parts from dismantled and/or scrapped cars
  • Inspect and apply end-of-train device and perform airbrake tests
  • Clean, lubricate and maintain tie-down devices and other special equipment on railroad cars
  • Remove and replace couplers, draft gears and yokes
  • Inspect, replace and/or repair gaskets, air hose, train line, bulkhead and other interior load restraining equipment, steel sections such as side sheets, crossbearers, crossties and underframing
  • Paint cars and car components; stencil letters and numbers on cars
  • Build and/or repair components such as freight doors, wooden floors or interior walls
  • Fabricate large jigs and fixtures and use them to assemble parts on car
  • Straighten or fabricate, then replace steel parts such as: grab irons, handholds, ladders, brackets, steps and patching components
  • Operate light and heavy cranes, fork lifts, and other car moving shop equipment


Job Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • One year mechanical work experience or training
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • One or more years of welding and fabrication experience
  • Carman apprenticeship
  • Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
  • Walk long distances over uneven terrain
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis
  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Mechanical aptitude

Job Details:

Company: CSX

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Birmingham, AL, US

Application Deadline: N/A


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