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RailWorks Flash-Butt Welder in Dubuque, Iowa

Job ID: 18033

Position Summary

The Flash-Butt Welder is responsible for driving, operating, diagnosing, and maintaining a mobile electric flash-butt welding machine. Work includes driving a welding truck (CDL required) to and from work locations and setting the welding truck on the track.

Pay Range: $35 / hour

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Will perform Intrack Welding functions.

  • Capable of performing job duties in a safe and professional manner.

  • Self-directed individual with the ability to supervise and lead a small group.

  • Responsible to report customer and production status in a professional and timely manner.

  • No prior welding experience is required.

  • Must have the ability to read precision instruments and gauges with a background in heavy mechanical/electrical machines and equipment.

  • Perform QA inspections as required.

  • Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Candidate will set up and perform weld operations including moving jack stands into place prior to making welds, cleaning and removing ballast rocks in the work area, vehicle maintenance, and cleaning, truck movement while on track from work site to work site, grinding welds as needed.

  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A valid class A driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

  • Must be 21 years or older 

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and customers.

  • Fill out and organize work reports

  • Must be able to travel 90% of time

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to gain Class-A CDL with 90-day.

  • Ability to pass drug screening and background check. High School Diploma/GED required.

    Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works both indoors and outdoors

  • Travels to field locations to provide repairs or maintenance

  • Frequently performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, lifting, walking, stooping, bending, reaching, and handling of materials, equipment, and tools

  • Uses hands and fingers to operate equipment and tools involved in repairs

  • Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery, and tools up to 50 pounds

  • Works around vehicles and machinery with moving parts

  • Exposed to exhaust fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel

  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise.

    This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. 

    RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.  We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success.

    RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

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