Railcar Repair Tech – Non-Welder

Cathcart Rail LLC
Grand Island, NE View on Map
Apply Before : March 8, 2024
Job Description

Increased Wages and Sign on Bonus of $1,500!

Cathcart Rail LLC in Grand Island, NE is currently seeking candidates to fill our open Railcar Repair Tech positions on our day shift – Main Shop – M-F 6 AM – 2:30 PM

We are looking for construction workers, manufacturing professionals, fabricators and farm workers to train in the rail car industry.

Summary Description

Responsible for the overall repair of various types of railcars and/or tank cars. Basic entry level position. Employee is learning the basic flow and requirements of the railcar repair business. The Railcar Repair Technician I follows the company’s Mission Statement and customer service expectations and provides quality running and light repairs on railcars.

Duties and Responsibilities

Learn and adhere to all Cathcart Rail safety procedures

Keep work area in a clean and orderly manner to comply with Cathcart Rail, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations

Follow written and verbal directions

Work effectively in a team environment

Possess a thorough understanding of railcar, components and/or shop work order

Understand inventory control

Assist in disassembly of damaged railcars

Apply FRA, AAR Interchange Rules when repairing railcars

Maintain a high level of quality with an understanding of Cathcart Rail’s Quality Assurance Program

Perform repairs such as, but not limited to, basic mechanics, grinding, and touch-up painting and decaling on various types of railcars or tank cars as required

Set up and operate various hand and power tools such as, but not limited to, air arc, plasma cutting, Huck and welding machines and processes, and oxy fuel operation in heating and cutting processes

Perform interior railcar cleaning

Comply with company’s Safety Program by following all in-house and OSHA rules, regulations and procedure

Comply with company’s Quality Program by following all in-house quality processes and procedures and required AAR and FRA rules and regulations as well as any client specific procedures

Complete documented training to set up and operate or drive equipment such as, but not limited to: forklift, manlift, crane, backhoe, skid loader, hoist or hydraulic boom


High-school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred, but not required

Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and blueprints

Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence and speak and communicate effectively

Must possess basic math skills and work and understand simple mathematical concepts

Must possess reasoning ability to solve practical problems

Must be able to fully pass the fitness-for-duty examination, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment and random drug and alcohol screenings

Physical Demands & Work Environment

With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions. The environment requires working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, in high and low precarious places, as well as in confined spaces.

The work type is best described as heavy, hands-on mechanical work. Work is very physical, and without proper work planning can result in out-of-position pushing, pulling and lifting. Proper body mechanics, positioning, and lifting techniques can be very important. Employees are urged to seek help when needed with heavier tasks, and to use lifting equipment when and where necessary. The positioning of the work being performed can change very frequently.

Various heavier air and electric powered tools such as car jacks, impact wrenches, and grinders are used daily. Work also requires frequent use of hand wrenches, hammers, chisels, socket wrenches, and ladders. Cutting torches are also used with welding equipment upon qualification of employee.

Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, smelling and visual acuity, with color and depth perception

Ability to work in a confined space

Required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate

We offer our team members:

$19-23/hour to start with room to grow

No Travel

401K with Company Match

Full Health and Dental Benefits

Paid Time Off

Paid on the Job Training

Referral Program

$1,500 Sign On Bonus

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.00 – $23.00 per hour



401(k) matching

Dental insurance

Flexible spending account

Health insurance

Health savings account

Life insurance

Paid time off

Referral program

Vision insurance


10 hour shift

8 hour shift

Day shift

Supplemental Pay:

Signing bonus


High school or equivalent (Preferred)


Mechanic: 1 year (Preferred)


Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

$19 – $23 an hour

Job Detail
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience No experience
  • Education No education