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Apprentice Freight Car Repair

Company Name:
Union Pacific
Description
Apprentice Freight Car Repairers inspect, repair, rebuild and service railroad freight cars in accordance with FRA regulations, AAR rules, and company policies. This is accomplished through the use of hand tools, power tools, cutting torches and welding equipment. Work is of a physical nature and requires kneeling, bending, and/or standing at height at up to 20 feet, walking long distances over uneven terrain, heavy lifting, pushing/pulling objects weighing between 25 lbs. to 50 lbs., occasionally lifting up to 86 lbs with assistance and getting on and off equipment.
Accountabilities
Conduct inspections of rolling stock (e.g. freight cars, flatcars, tank cars, rock cars, multi-level cars, stack cars etc.) for defects or evidence of wear; inspect rolling stock for compliance with industry standards; inspect lading for shifting loads, clearances, and compliance with rules; inspect rolling stock damaged in derailments or collisions; conduct pre-trip inspections (air brake tests, fuel, etc.).
Perform scheduled and on demand maintenance including: initial terminal air brake tests and other pre-trip maintenance; lubricate journals; clean and prepare surfaces for painting.
Repair rolling stock structural components. Fabricate, cut, and perform rough finish operations on metal and wood replacement parts; fasten and assemble car parts by riveting, bolting, welding, and other methods.
Safely and effectively operate the following; acetylene torches, non-power tools (pliers, wrenches, hammers), power tools (drills, power saws, grinders); electric and gas welding equipment.
Qualifications
Must have a valid driver''s license.
Applicants must have the ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. Click here to see a sample of the Skilled Craft Battery test.
Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test.
Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.
Welding experience.
Valid Commercial Driver''s License (CDL).
Department
Transportation employees are responsible for serving our customers by providing the safe, on-time and on-plan movement of freight trains. From the switchman organizing freight cars in the train yard to the train crew's delivery of goods, Transportation makes up the largest portion of Union Pacific's workforce. Employees are assigned to specific hubs throughout Union Pacific's 23-state network that dictate the geographic region of work.
Company
Union Pacific is one of America's premier transportation and logistics companies, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serving many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Generations of Americans have built successful careers at Union Pacific and in the process, they've helped build a nation - delivering lumber for our homes, food for our tables, energy for our power plants and the countless raw materials and finished goods that supply the American way of life.
Location: Grand Island, NE
Closing Date: Apply early as this job may be removed as soon as there are sufficient applicants.

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