at Kansas City Southern Railway in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
A carman is responsible for inspecting, repairing and maintaining railcars consistent with industry standards, company directives, and federal regulations. A carman will use hand tools, power tools, welding and cutting equipment and measuring instruments; and will also be required to operate forklifts, cranes, tractors, torches, welders and rivet guns.
Carmen may work within a mechanical shop environment, but may also work in open rail yards and on line-of-road. A carman must therefore be able to work in all types of weather conditions. Although a carman position entails mostly shift work, which may include weekends, overtime and odd service hours may be required.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED equivalent; must possess a valid driver’s license; demonstration of mechanical aptitude; sufficient reading and comprehension skills to successfully develop and maintain AAR (Association of American Railroads) car billing and repair records; and successful comprehension of FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) regulations.
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and the successful applicant will be required to join the union. Monthly union dues are required and will be deducted from the employee’s paycheck.
The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position. In addition, these general guidelines bear no relation to, nor are they intended to modify or conflict with, any collective bargaining agreement provision. Questions about the collective bargaining agreement, if any, governing the position described herein should be directed to the appropriate union organization.
We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.
In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values – Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.
In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well – accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.
If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.
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