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CSX Transportation, Inc. Welder HelperDetroit, MI in Detroit, Michigan

DescriptionJob SummaryEmployees must work towards qualifying to complete repairs and maintain all aspects of rail including frogs, rail-ends, turn-outs, switch points, and glue joints using arc, propane or thermite welding processes.Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer's weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment.Primary Activities and Responsibilitiesand#8226;Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and#8226;Inspect all equipment daily to check for leaky cylinders, hoses or connectionsand#8226;Perform grinding tasks using power and hand toolsand#8226;Assist other employees in changing out railand#8226;Replace rail anchors, drive spikes and tamp ballast as neededand#8226;Clean work pieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust and greaseand#8226;Monitor and maintain flow of gases, light torch and adjust gas mixture and pressure to obtain desired flame when making field weldsand#8226;Apply filler rod to molten area to form weldand#8226;Repair or replace broken or cracked rail and build-up rail, trim weld, grind the surface of rail, and grind gauge sidesand#8226;Inspect weld after grinding to check for hairline cracks or any visible defectsand#8226;Operate propane torches and electric and gas welding equipmentand#8226; Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by managerPay RateFull Rate $30.23/hourTrainingYou will attend training in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.QualificationsMinimum Qualificationsand#8226;High School Diploma/GEDand#8226;18 years of age or olderand#8226;Valid Driver's Licenseand#8226;Ability to gain a Commercial Driver's License(CDL) Class A or B within 60 days of hire datePreferred Qualificationsand#8226;Commercial Driver's License (CDL)and#8226;Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)and#8226;One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)and#8226;Welding certificationPhysical Requirementsand#8226;Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspectionand#8226;Medium to Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionallyand#8226;Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climband#8226;Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basisBasic Competenciesand#8226;Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)and#8226;Mechanical aptitudeand#8226;Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)and#8226;Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)Job Requirementsand#8226;This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.and#8226;Required to maintain this position for 6 months before biddingand#8226;Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift workand#8226;Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinationsand#8226;Must successfully pass probationary periodand#8226;Must pass all required assessmentsand#8226;Must pass a background screeningand#8226;Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug testand#8226;Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe bootsand#8226;May require regional travelSafety CommitmentGuided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. When a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities. In line with our commitment to safety, the applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete medical screenings and a background check.About CSXCSX, based in Jacksonvil

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