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Railcar Mechanic/Welder- Calera, AL

Calera, AL, US, 35040

Conrad Yelvington Distributors Inc

Job ID:  178799


Conrad Yelvington Distributors, a CRH company, supplies and distributes aggregate materials such as granite, river gravel, limestone, natural sand, and more. This rail served aggregate distribution network covers Florida, Southern Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama.


This position is responsible for inspecting, rebuilding, and repairing freight cars consistent with AAR standards and requirements.


  • Perform assigned tasks safely and efficiently
  • Operate tools and equipment as instructed
  • Must be able to follow instructions and be team oriented.
  • Regular attendance
  • The job duties described herein are not exhaustive and may be supplemented


Inspection:  Inspect railcars for defects.  Ensure safety devices are secured and in serviceable condition


Rebuilding, Repairing, and Maintaining:  Repair or replace air brake, car body, underframe, interior/exterior components.  To accomplish these tasks, the Railcar Welder uses hand tools, cutting torches and welding equipment, forklifts, and various pneumatic, electric, or hydraulic tools.  Railcar Welder also documents all maintenance, time worked, and material used via company and AAR forms.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.


  • High School diploma or GED is preferred
  • 1 to 3 years welding experience
  • Directly related experience in the rail industry is preferred
  • MIG and Stick welding experience is required.  Aluminum welding experience is preferred
    • Must be able to comply with the requirements of AWS D15.1 “Railroad Welding Specification for Cars and Locomotives”

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, lift up to 90 pounds unassisted, push, pull, reach, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, bend, twist, climb, and balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, kneel, and crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Conrad Yelvington Distributor is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


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Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Welding, Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations