Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Research & Development
Railcar Service Assistant
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General Electric (GE) | Texarkana, Arkansas
Grad Date

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Job Description

Prepare tank cars for remote visual inspection by using a plasma cutter to create inspection holes and pulling insulation. Also patch inspection hole covers upon completion of remote inspections.
Finalize tank car inspection and repair by applying updated decals to completed cars in compliance with government and industry regulations
Ensure the safety of the team by constantly monitoring confined space conditions while on hole watch and carefully observing the welding process while on fire watch
Assist in car repair by learning, through apprenticeship under experienced railcar service assistants and technicians, and correctly executing procedures for removing tank car valves and jacking trucks
Guide and teach apprentice-level railcar service assistant employees once full qualification in railcar service assistant skills listed above have been attained
Complete and assist in daily and continuous safety & work task preparation and clean-up activities
Actively participate in team meetings, training and activities to help maintain a safe & productive work environment and ensure high quality/compliant & efficient work completion
Work closely with other Railcar Service Team Members, office staff and management to coordinate work tasks, define & drive toward team and facility goals, help make workplace & process improvements and recognize the contributions of others.
Other duties as assigned
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
Ability to understand and follow rules, procedures and regulations
Aptitude and enthusiasm to learn as well as teach to others new skills and information
Motivated by a performance based work environment
Enthusiasm and positive attitude - flexibility and willingness to adapt to change
Good interpersonal and communication skills; able to effectively give and take feedback
Ability to maintain focus and productively organize work tasks
Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative
Must be able to work in an environment with continuous exposure to outdoor weather conditions with dust, fumes, and noise. Must be able to climb, stoop, and bend repeatedly, work in confined spaces, carry hand and power tools, and pass company physical including pulmonary function and drug screen.
Must be 18 years of age or older as evidenced by a picture I.D. & legally authorized to work in the US.
Willingness to work in Texarkana, AR
Willingness to comply with pre-employment screening, including but not limited to drug testing, reference verification and background check.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
High school diploma or equivalent
Technical/vocational degree in welding, metalworking or related area
Experience using plasma cutter, hand tools and monitoring equipment
Previous experience in railcar repair environment

About General Electric (GE)

From jet engines to power generation, financial services to plastics, and television to medical imaging, GE people are dedicated to turning good ideas into technologies that make the world a better place. Backed by its Corporate Research & Development Center, with more than 100 years of innovative breakthroughs, GE will increase the number of new products introduced in 2002 by 25%. "I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others" -Thomas Alva Edison, GE Founder