A carman works as part of a team to rebuild, repair, and maintain railcars. Work is done predominantly in an outdoor environment and requires operating cutting torches, power tools, and heavy machinery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect railcars for damage and write bad orders
  • Identify and analyze railcar mechanical issues.
  • Estimates repair costs.
  • Use torches, tools, and equipment to remove, repair, and replace broken or damaged railcar parts
  • Fill out billing repair cards
  • Operate 6 ton boom and other light and heavy machinery
  • Perform tests on railcars, including Air Test.
  • Miscellaneous other tasks in railroad operation


  • Must have a mechanical background.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to drive manual (stick shift) vehicles.
  • Must have experience using a cutting torch.
  • Must be able to pass a drug and criminal background test.
  • Must be able to lift 70 pounds 10+ times a day.
  • Must be available to work outside normal business hours when necessary.


  • Computer literate
  • Background in fitting and fabrication
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience using heavy equipment



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