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Track Welder-TAME-USCA0070000525


Track Welder



Your ideas move people.

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance.

We are looking for a Track Welder for our San Diego, CA area facility.

In your role as a Track Welder, you will:

Repair and maintain all aspects of rail including frogs, rail-ends, turn-outs, switch points, and glue joints using arc, propane or thermite welding processes.


-Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

-Perform grinding tasks using power and hand tools

-Inspect all equipment daily to check for leaky cylinders, hoses or connections

-And other duties assigned duties

-Replace rail anchors, drive spikes and tamp ballast as needed

-Clean work pieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust and grease

-Monitor and maintain flow of gases, light torch and adjust gas mixture and pressure to obtain desired flame when making field welds

-Apply filler rod to molten area to form weld

-Repair or replace broken or cracked rail and build-up rail, trim weld, grind the surface of rail, and grind gauge sides

-Inspect weld after grinding to check for hairline cracks or any visible defects

-Operate propane torches and electric and gas welding equipment

-Operate heavy duty trucks to carry equipment to and from the work site

-Test rail after using the thermite welding procedure to detect voids, lack of fusion or other defects in the rail


Minimum Qualifications

-High School diploma /GED

-18 years of age or older

-Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred CFR 49 213 Part A - F qualification

-Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

-Welding certification

-Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

-Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)

Basic Competencies

-Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)

-Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

-Reasoning skills (problem solving and trouble shooting skills)

-Mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements

-Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis

-Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

-Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

-Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor

Employment Conditions

-Commercial Driver's License (CDL) may need to be obtained based on job assignment

-Wear protective equipment such as welding shields, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

-Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

-Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination

-May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

-Must pass all required assessments

-Must pass a background screening

-May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

-Requires frequent revision in work assignments

Please note that as per the RFP and our customer contract, Bombardier will provide a priority in hiring to all applicants currently employed with the contractors performing work for services on the Operations, Maintenance of Equipment, Signals and Maintenance of Way for the COASTER and SPRINTER commuter rail lines. Any other applicants that are not currently employed as stated above will only be considered after this priority in hiring is satisfied.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

Job: Way Maintenance
Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
30.08.2017, 9:34:14 PM

Unposting Date
15.10.2017, 6:59:00 AM

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