Progress Rail Services Corp. Assembler (Draft Gear) in Roanoke, Virginia

Auto req ID: 3597BR
Posting Title: Assembler (Draft Gear)
Job Category: Manufacturing/Operations
City: Roanoke
State: Virginia

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

Disassemble , repair and reassemble draft gears

Key Job Elements

Clean parts in tumble blast machine

Repair housings by mig or stick welding

Reassemble draft gears

Operate mobile equipment to move material

Use gages to determine if product meets quality standards

Education / Training

High School Diploma/ GED Required

Qualifications and Experience

Mig and stick welding experience, may accept welding/mechanics certificate from 2 year vocational school

Mechanical aptitude

Read precision instruments and gauges

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

Operate an overhead crane & forklift

Must be able to work overtime with short notice, including some Saturday work.


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