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Job Description:

Job Summary
Employees must work towards qualifying to complete repairs 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. Applicants will be considered for either a Welder or a Welder Helper position. Evaluation of job title will include relevant skills and experiences, interview results, and various other job-relevant evaluations.

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
  • 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
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager
Pay Rate
Welder Helper Hourly Pay Rate $30.23

Welder Full Rate Hourly Pay Rate $32.58

You will attend three weeks of training in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must currently possess a CDL or be able to obtain one within 60 days of start date
Preferred Qualifications
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Class A or B
  • Experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and/or Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • One or more years of outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming, etc.)
  • Welding certification
Physical Requirements
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
  • Medium to Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally
  • 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
About Us:

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at Like us on and follow us on .

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of our five Guiding Principles are Valuing and Developing Employees as well as Operating Safely. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click to view the EEO is Law poster. Click to view the OFCCP pay transparency provision information.

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