Skip to main content





Since its founding in 1898, GATX has grown to become a leader in the leasing and maintenance of railcars in North America, Europe, and India. By becoming a part of our team, you’ll forge a fulfilling career with a stable and safety-focused company. Our dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels a vibrant workplace, as we believe that our people are the cornerstone of our success. At GATX, nurturing talent is our priority, so we provide paid trainings programs and opportunities for long-term career growth, and we recognize the achievements of hardworking employees. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to helping our people achieve their highest potential.





GATX Rail Canada is looking for individuals to fill several full-time positions as  RAILCAR REPAIRER/ MECHANIC for its railcars maintenance facility located at 4310 77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 3P7. The individuals on these roles perform different repairs on railcars including the inspection, welding, assembling of parts, improvement and replacement of defectuous railcars components.


As a RAILCAR REPAIRER/ MECHANIC at GATX you will be part of a diverse and inclusive team that strives to provide quality railcar maintenance to its customers while maintaining the highest standards in workplace health and Safety. As part of the Red Deer team, you will be provided with multiple opportunities to advance your career and make valuable contributions to our organization.



  • Competitive salaries and growth opportunities
  • Good working environment, stability and a good work/life balance
  • Fringe Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance) at zero cost to the employee and their eligible dependents
  • Retirement Saving (RRSP)
  • Sick leave and paid vacation
  • Monday-Friday Schedule
  • Continuous training and development
  • Support Alberta Apprenticeship Training for Welding
  • Starting Salary Range - $23.73-31.33/hr. Candidates that can sucessfully pass the in house, pre hire welding test; will be eligible for a starting salary of  $31.33/hr.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Uses current GATX repair procedures to dismantle, repair, install and/or renew coil, valves and miscellaneous tank car fittings.
  • Prepares equipment and surfaces to be welded: welds, burns, fits, tacks as necessary to complete repairs. (Example: splices, patches, shims cracks, etc.)
  • Locates and tests areas to be welded for leaks by using soap suds and air, etc.…
  • Uses equipment such as chains, slings, hoists and forklifts to perform assigned tasks.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Able to work in confined spaces and in heights.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (including certifications):

  • At least a High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as repair manuals, instructions, work orders , ect...
  • Ability to work effectively individually and / or in groups
  • Initiative: Have a personal motivation and autonomy to determine and carry out important tasks
  • Diligence and reliability at work: be able to complete all hours of work, rarely absent and be able to complete all assigned tasks at a reasonable period of time




  • 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 85 pounds from the ground surface
  • Must be able to push / pull (horizontally) up to 140 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 18” in diameter) and work in enclosed environments



4310 77 St

Red Deer, AB T4P 3P7



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.


Browser oudated

Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Please switch to a different, up-to-date browser to experience more security, speed and best user experience on the site.