Progress Rail Services Corp. Train Car Mechanic / Welder in Taylor Mill, Kentucky

Train Car Mechanic / Welder

Taylor Mill,KY

Job Purpose

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

• Repair or replace worn mechanical components;

• Fabricate, assemble or disassemble manufactured products;

• Inspect rails cars and troubleshoot mechanical issues;

• 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.

Key Job Elements

• Non-temperature controlled facility;

• Work outside in 0-100 degree F;

• High noise levels (above 85 decibels);

• High levels of dust.

Education / Training

• Prefer High School Education or GED

• Welding experience preferred but not required

Qualifications & Experience

• Mechanical aptitude;

• Read precision instruments and gauges;

• 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;

• Frequent work below waist level and above shoulder level;

• Push/pull up to 150 lbs;

• Carrying up to 85 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

Job Ref: 105517