Welder Class 1

at The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. in Kennett, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier’s heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Fits work into jigs and fixtures, performs manual or semi-automatic arc welding, using weld machines properly, visually inspects weld work, repairs defective welds, and operates forklift or crane.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fits, aligns, and clamps work, usually in jigs and fixtures, to prepare for welding steel.
  • Performs manual or semi-automatic arc welding of railcar parts, sub-assemblies, and assemblies on the bench, floor, or assembly line.
  • When using weld machine maintains heat and speed of travel to assure penetration and weld bead size, grinds work incidental to welding, removes weld slag, and preheats work.
  • Visually inspects weld work, repairs defective welds, and performs minor repairs to equipment.
  • Performs occasional air arc or flame cutting to help repair defective welds.
  • Operates forklift or hook and hitch to overhead crane to move material.
  • Ensures that safety and housekeeping standards are met and maintained.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Production Group Leader.


Education and Experience

Prefer a high school education or equivalent, and either experience in welding or an interest in production welding. Requires individual to pass applicable welding tests to work as a welder.



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Stand: frequently

Walk: frequently

Sit: occasionally

Climb: occasionally

Crawl: occasionally

Squat or kneel: occasionally

Bend: occasionally

Fine Manipulation: N/A

Reach Outward: occasionally

Reach above shoulder: occasionally

Drive: occasionally

Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less: occasionally

11 – 20 lbs: occasionally

21 – 50 lbs: occasionally

51 – 100 lbs: N/A

Over 100 lbs: N/A

Push / Pull

10 lbs or less: occasionally

10 – 20 lbs: occasionally

20 – 50 lbs: occasionally

51 – 100 lbs: N/A

Over 100 lbs: N/A

Safety Equipment Required

*Hard Hat

*Hearing Protection

*Composite Toe Safety Shoes

*Additional PPE per the appropriate JSA for the specific area

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Greenbrier Central

Functional Group: Production

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job Posting: JC185051193

Posted On: Jun 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 01, 2021