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Progress Rail Services Corp. Cutting Torch Operator (Industrial) in Memphis, Tennessee

Auto req ID: 4402BR
Posting Title: Cutting Torch Operator (Industrial)
Job Category: Hourly/Production
City: Memphis
State: Tennessee

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

• Operate a cutting torch to dismantle railcars at various jobsites in the region.

Key Job Elements

• Ability to operate a commercial cutting torch;

• Must be able to travel;

• Ability to work in all weather conditions;

• Ability to pass a criminal / background check.

Education / Training

• Diploma / GED;

• Vocational torch training a plus.

Qualifications and Experience

• Previous experience operating a cutting torch in the scrap industry preferred;

• Traveling position, must be able to be away from home weekly.


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