Arc Welder


Makes weldments on ferrous and non-ferrous materials using electric arc, hand heliarc or semi- automatic heliarc welding process, involving any type or weld for required appearance and quality requirements in any position


  • Moves, sets up and adjusts equipment and selects proper rod to perform work assigned.
  • Prepares surface to be welded; burns, gauges, fits, tacks and welds as necessary to complete repair (Example: splices, patches, shims, cracks, etc.)
  • Locates and tests areas to be welded for leaks by use of soap suds and air, etc., rechecking as necessary.
  • Finishes weld by removing slag and grinding when necessary.
  • Jacks cars, removes trucks, positions to tank rolls, disassembles to repair or gain access to parts needings repair and reassembles as necessary.
  • Assists other workmen in placing, fitting and attaching of parts as assigned.
  • Remove, replace, layourt, burn, shape ream, and straighten as necessary to perform various repairs to: tanks hell proper, fittings, couplers, gears, underframe, safety applicantes, insulation jacket and related components.
  • Performs minor layouts required in performance of prescribed duties.
  • Lubricates and makes minor repairs to assigned small power, mechanical and hand tools, replacing broken and worn parts. Lubricate, gauge and adjust car parts as necessary. 
  • Certifications are held per AWS D 15.1.
  • Communicates 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. 


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as IO instructions, FM instructions, work orders, and AAR Field Manual.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide two digit numbers 
  • Proficient with torch cutting.
  • Prior experience in welding and fabrication.
  • Ability to perform moderate physical exertion in performing arc welding on ground level and overhead.
  • Ability to safetly lift up to 51 lbs regularly and safely lift up to 85 lbs occasionly from the ground surface.  
  • Must be able to push/pull horizontally up to 140 lbs of force. 
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments. 
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space and work in enclosed environments. 

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