Railcar Cleaner / Valve & Coil Specialist
Maintenance/Repair

Overview:

Cleaner:

Performs all aspects of cleaning railcars including interior cleaning, high pressure venting/purging, exterior washing, commodity sampling and commodity unloading.  Performs repairs, changes, improvements and conversions to car parts and assemblies in compliance with prescribed codes and specification in accordance with AAR and GATX standards and customer requirements. 

 

Valve & Coil Specialist:

Performs all functions of coil and valve repairs including necessary and essential repair to noted miscellaneous tank car fittings.

Responsibilities:

Cleaner:

  • Perform initial sampling gathering and measurement of the commodity, including initial opening procedures (manway).
  • Position cars to cleaning positions using rope pullers.
  • Removes all excess commodity from rail cars using various tools. Including handling of drums, and the ability to work in confined spaces using proper protective equipment.
  • Hook up the 31 cleaning equipment to the tank cars by means of the manway, vapor return lines and liquid return lines.
  • Inspect cleaned railcars to insure that all cleaning conforms to correct procedures, including confined space entry and manual detailing.
  • Maintains all tools and equipment in working condition.
  • Clean the interior and exterior of railcars by hydroblasting.
  • Communicate with supervisor as needed.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Comply with the established safety policies, support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs.


Valve & Coil Specialist:

  • Receives oral and written instructions as to the work to be performed.
  • Install, test, repair, or renew interior and exterior coils, coil cradles and brackets.
  • Use drawins and sketches to layout coil, bracket, and valve location.
  • Refaces seating surfaces, not to include machining of surfaces.
  • Install, test, repair or renew miscellaneous tank fittings such as: safcety vent, outlet nozzle, cap, induction pipe, high pressure manway bonnet, and gaskets.
  • Use oxy-acetylene torch to perform burning operation as required.
  • Clean dirt, grease, etc. from interior of tank.
  • Work with welder on installation of coils as required.
  • Set-up and operate bending, threading, and cut-off equipment to shape and fabricate pipe as required for installation.
  • Communicate with supervisor as needed.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Comply with the established sfaety policies, support-continuing awareness for safety, and when possible recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Knowledge of railcar repairs 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Basic computer knowledge 
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions 

*Physical Demands*

  • 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 

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