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Railcar Painter

Company: Savage Companies
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Savage, we pride ourselves on providing our Team Members with a focus on safety not typically seen in other companies. You will enjoy working in a 5S environment that is safe to work in and free of clutter while receiving top-notch safety training and procedures to ensure that everyone makes it home every night to their loved ones. Hire Right, Train Right, Treat Rightit's the Savage way.

As the railcar painter and liner applier, you will be primarily applying paint and liner/sealer to the interior and exterior of railcars and tank cars in preparation for safe and compliant loading of product. Some of your additional primary responsibilities are to rebuild, repair, and inspect railway cars according to AAR, FRA, and company regulations. You will use a mix of hand tools, power tools, instruments, and other equipment to safely and efficiently perform light or medium repairs on railcars. These paint and liner repairs and mechanical repairs will be done under the supervision of a maintenance manager and will support the dedicated rail fleets of two Customers that co-own a petrochemical plant Savage is serving. Repairs will be conducted both in the field and in a covered railcar repair building.

These are some of the benefits you can expect from working with Savage

* Opportunities for Growth * Rotating Shift * Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, and profit sharing * $100 annual Steel-toe boot allowance * We provide Uniforms & PPE (laundering included)

Here is what you will be doing

* Responsible for tasks related to painting railcars, you: * Will apply paint to exterior and liner to interior of railcars * Work will be done in both open air and confined spaces * Will maintain safe work conditions with air circulating and climate control systems where necessary * Will provide repairs for primarily "Jumbo" hopper cars along with general purpose tank cars and pressurized tank cars - will not be asked to perform repairs on actively leaking cars with hazardous materials contained * Will work 12 hours shifts, 4 days one week and 3 days the next for a total of just over 80 hours in a two week pay period * Will be responsible for the daily required volume of railcar repairs, with safe associated railcar movement in the entire yard of the Savage Gregory, TX, operation * Will prepare necessary reports and forms. These could include bad-order forms and records of billable repairs * Responsible for ensuring all repairs over a given dollar threshold are estimated and approved by the railcar fleet owner before proceeding with the repair * Ensure compliance with all AAR and FRA standards, abide by Savage's railcar repair quality control program * Will perform or assist in re-railing activities as needed * Will operate forklifts, light cranes and a locomotive or railcar mover - Savage will provide and expect training and certification *

Requirements/ of a successful Railcar Painter

* Journeyman carman experience desired but not required * Familiarity with removing, repairing, and replacing defective components including wheels, safety appliances, truck and brake equipment, couplers, yokes, draft gears, and air brake valves * Ability to work at heights (with provided fall protection), on uneven terrain, and in confined spaces * High School Graduate or GED equivalent * TWIC credentials or ability to obtain TWIC credentials required

Here are some of the physical requirements of this role

* Railcar repair crews will work both indoors and outdoors every day and as a result will be exposed to the elements. Over half the time work will be in a covered area.

* Railcar repairmen must be physically able to do the following: * Climb on and off railcars and locomotives safely * Operate railcar hand brakes * Operate rail switches * Climb on and off railcars and locomotives safely * Operate railcar hand brakes * Operate rail switches * Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time * Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. * Should also have the ability to use hand and power tools proficiently

Savage has been designated as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer. Additional information on our Veteran's Program, "Savage Patriots" can be found at

Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

California Residents: Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Last Updated: January 1, 2020

Thank you for your interest in opportunities at Savage. We are providing you this notice in effort to be transparent about our how we collect and use your personal information.

Please know that by submitting your application materials, we will collect certain categories of personal information from you. These categories include: direct identifiers (e.g., your name, contact information, application account login information, and social media account information if you choose to provide it to us); professional information (e.g., your employment and education background); and other information you include in your resume and cover letter, such as your references, skills and abilities.

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Other details

* Job Family Skilled Player * Pay Type Hourly

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* Portland, TX, USA

Keywords: Savage Companies, Corpus Christi , Railcar Painter, Other , Portland, Texas

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