• Welder - Railroad Car Repairman

    Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Cranemasters is a full-service railroad contractor seeking welder/fabricators to work in our railroad car repair department.  Cranemasters aspires to be the industry leader by providing the most diversified offering of support services and equipment.  This diversification allows Cranemasters to offer a “one stop shop” to our customers, adding value to their businesses while being easy to use.  Through innovative engineering and sound business practices, we are dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs in a safe, professional, cost effective, and expeditious manner while developing employees in an environment built on teamwork and mutual respect.  




    By providing top-notch welding/fabrication skills for the repair and maintenance of railroad cars.  Accomplish work assignments while ensuring safety, efficiency, and delivery of quality work.




    • Actively participates in daily job briefing.
    • Daily work prep ensuring equipment, tools and materials are ready for transport to job site.  
    • Actively participates in task accomplishment as required for project completion assisting other team members as required.  Execute quality welding and fabrication for maintenance and repair railroad cars.
    • Establish and maintain positive/professional customer and co-worker relationships..
    • Adhere to Cranemasters policies, procedures, and work processes.


    Required Skills and Experience: 

    • Possess technical skills necessary to carry out welding and fabrication assignments.
    • Strong and proactive communication skills.
    • Through understanding of and adherence to safety policies and procedures.
    • Must project positive and professional image to customers and co-workers.
    • Able to read, write and speak English.
    • Knowledge of major freight car components.
    • Knowledge of “Blue Flag Law” as it relates to railroad workers.
    • Knowledge of AAR Manual and Interchange Rules and FRA Power Brake and Safety Appliance Standards.

    Physical Demands:


    • Constantly on feet, bending, twisting, stooping, standing and/or walking.
    • Walking / carrying loads on uneven surfaces and in ballast.
    • Work is performed in ALL weather conditions.
    • Working extended hours.
    • Regular lifting of up to 50 pounds; loads more than 50 pounds and which can be reduced, should be made lighter. 


    Cranemasters is a 24/7 emergency service provider to the railroad industry and as such, the Car Repairman will be subject to work outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and/or holidays.


    Required Certifications and Licenses: 

    • Valid Driver’s License.
    • Must be AWS certified, or have ability to obtain certification.


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