Railcar Repair Technician – Cherryvale, KS

Starting Pay: $18.00 – $19.00 per hour


The Railcar Repairman reports directly to the Railcar Supervisor and is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repairs of railcars in accordance with FRA and AAR regulations. This includes inspecting and repairing railcars daily in compliance with FRA and AAR rules.

This Railcar Repairman description is general and illustrative of the type of duties required for this position. This description is not all inclusive and is not meant to be a detailed description of each and every duty performed by the incumbent.

Class B CDL Preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Inspect, repair, and maintain railcars to ensure safe and efficient repair in compliance with FRA and AAR rules and regulations.
Able to use various tools to include impact wrench, air guns, grinders, and cutting torches in all positions to make repairs to railcars safely and efficiently.
Able to operate equipment such as a forklift, crane, welder, and wheel truck.
Work with Railcar Supervisor to maintain record keeping for railcar repairs and billing records.
Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations. Should have a general understanding of reading blueprints and other technical materials.


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. Must be able to pass and or obtain all reporting, testing, and certifications as required for this position.

Skills and Abilities

High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and solve problems furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Compensation begins at $18/hour. Apply online at http://www.watco.com/careers.