Welder Helper- Laurens, SC
Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: August 23, 2020
City: Laurens, SC
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Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: Pay Rate 0-12 mo. 90% - $27.21 13-24 mo. 95% - $28.72 100% thereafter - $30.23 Full Rate $30.23/hour
Training You will attend training in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma/GED 18 years of age or older Valid Driver's License Preferred Qualifications Commercial Driver's License (CDL). A CDL is required to be obtained within 60 days of being hired Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc) Welding certification 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/crawl/balance/climb Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis Basic Competencies Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions) Mechanical aptitude Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills) Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications) Job Requirements This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req. Required to maintain this position for 6 months before bidding Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations Must successfully pass probationary period Must pass all required assessments Must pass a background screening Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots May require regional travel Safety Commitment Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. When a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities. In line with our commitment to safety, the applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete medical screenings and a background check.
Job Summary 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. Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer's weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment. Primary Activities and Responsibilities Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Inspect all equipment daily to check for leaky cylinders, hoses or connections Perform grinding tasks using power and hand tools Assist other employees in changing out rail with rail tongs 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 Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager
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