GATX Corporation, founded in 1898, is the leading global railcar lessor. Our competitive advantage is our full-service leasing business model, including a world-class railcar maintenance network. GATX searches for extraordinary individuals who are creative, intuitive, driven, intellectually curious, and eager to join a dynamic organization where high-quality work, collaboration, and dedication are vital parts of our corporate culture.




The Field Services Foreman position schedules, prioritizes and conducts all aspects of inspection, testing and repair of GATX owned and non-owned railcars, while helping to maintain and foster customer relationships.  This position will assist with the managing the Customer Site, including serving as the interim backup to the Site Manager when he or she is away from the location.  Accurately completes required documentation and updates GATX, AAR and external systems directly related to repairs performed. Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, GATX policies, procedures and engineering instructions, Field Manual of the AAR Interchange Rules, applicable Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices and DOT regulations. 


This Field Services Foreman must be proficient in and knowledgeable in all required Inspection, Repair, Air Brake Testing and Non-Destructive Testing.  The Field Services Foreman will mentor and coach railcar mechanics.


This position manages the day to day activities involving material inventory including but not limited to ordering, incoming inspection and staging of both Railcar and non-Railcar related items required in the execution of railcar repair.




Education and/or Experience (including certifications):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in English required.
  • Background in railcar inspection and repair of all car types preferred.
  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting required, preferably with experience managing people and/or railcar maintenance experience.


Other (i.e., physical requirements, travel, etc. that is not covered above):

  • Must be available to travel as needed
  • 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 lift (vertically) up to 50 pounds from the ground surface
  • Must be able to push / pull (horizontally) up to 100 pounds
  • Must be able to climb ladders and perform work at elevated heights
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments
  • Must be able to physically enter confined space (rail car manways as small as 20” in diameter) and work in enclosed environments
  • Must be able to use a variety of medium-sized hand tools
  • Must be able to routinely work near moving mechanical parts and equipment


GATX Offers Excellent Benefits: 

  • Competitive salaries and growth opportunities
  • Eligible for annual 7.5% target bonus based on company and personal performance
  • Retirement plans with company contributions up to 9% of salary
  • Fringe Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) at no cost to the employee
  • Generous paid time off
  • Great working environment, with a strong focus on an employee-centered company culture

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Consistent with our policy, all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated.


GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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