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Progress Rail Services Corp. Car Repair Trainee in Bridgeport, Nebraska

Auto req ID: 4358BR
Posting Title: Car Repair Trainee
Job Category: Hourly/Production
City: Bridgeport
State: Nebraska

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Removal, fabrication, fitment and welding of railcar parts,components and structures.

Key Job Elements

• Removal, fabrication, fitment and welding of railcar parts, components and structures;

• Repair or replace worn mechanical components;

• Fabricate, assemble or disassemble manufactured products;

• Read blueprints, technical drawings, tape measure;

• Read and understand work order and record repairs correctly;

• Understand service and repair manuals and apply constraints to repairs and modifications being performed;

• Use oxy/fuel torch, arc welding equipment and power tools;

• Apply decals, stenciling and touch-up painting on railcars;

• Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with PRS safety policies;

• Perform all duties and responsibilities within time standards allowed.

Education / Training

• Prefer High School Education or GED.

Qualifications and Experience

• Mechanical aptitude;

• Read precision instruments and gauges;

• Work from blueprints and technical drawings;

• Capable use of hand and power tools, including pneumatic tools, cutting torches and welding machines;

• Work around and operate overhead cranes and mobile equipment;

• Work from heights over 6”;

• Work on varied surfaces (concrete floors, gravel, rail car floors);

• Constant standing, walking;

• Frequent bending, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, overhead reaching, climbing ladders;

• Must be able to push, pull and lift up to 50 lbs.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities