Operates paint spray gun or uses hand brush or roller to apply paint to rail cars, car parts, assemblies and sub-assemblies.  


  • Scrapes, wire brushes or buffs surfaces to be painted as necessary
  • Blows off and checks cars to see that they are clean and dry before paint application 
  • Cover car parts with the necessary materials needed to prevent paint from getting on portions of car
  • Use various techniques and tools that include paint sprayers, hand brushes and paint rolling stock to paint cars
  • Assembles and dismantles painting tools and makes required adjustments as needed 
  • Mixes stencil paste and/or paint to proper consistency for pouncing or spraying
  • Prepares and applies decals as required 
  • Changes tips on spray guns to attain specific spraying pattern 
  • Moves railcars with transfer table, trackmobile or winches
  • Mixes paint with thinner solution according to formula
  • Clean interiors of blast materials from railcars prior to lining 
  • Hooks up warm air ducts to car and starts furnance to cure newly applied lining as specified 
  • Complete wet paint mileage reading forms and paint audit forms 
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly manner
  • Communicates with supervisor as needed
  • Comply with established safety policies, support continuing awareness for safety and when possible recommend changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs 


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as IO instructions, FM instructions and work orders 
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers
  • Ability to reason through and plan work details and procedures to obtain desired results 
  • Knowledgable of railcar parts preferred
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Basic computer knowledge 
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions. 

Physical Demand Requirements:

  • Must be able to stoop for extended periods and routinely move from kneeling to standing positions
  • Must be able to perform overhead work for extended periods 
  • Must be able to safely lift (vertically) up to 51 lbs, regulary and safetly lift up to 85 lbs from ground to surface
  • Must be able to push/pull (horizaontally) up to 140 pounds of force 
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work at elevated heights 
  • Must be able work in extreme temperature environments 
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space and work in enclosed environments 

GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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