Auto req ID: 625BR

Posting Title: Welder

City: Tacoma

State: Washington


Company Description


Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Company, is one of the largest integrated and diversified suppliers of railroad and transit system products and services worldwide. With the acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), we are the world's largest builder of diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications including freight, intercity passenger, commuter, switching, industrial and mining. EMD is also a global provider of diesel power engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation.


We are a premier employer within the rail industry, with products and services represented in over 100 countries around the world. With operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Europe, we are continually expanding our footprint. Becoming a part of the team means becoming a part of a rich heritage and a bright future in our global marketplace. Our goal is to recruit, hire and develop a skilled workforce to meet the challenges of the future. Within Progress Rail and Electro-Motive Diesel, there exists a wide range of rewarding assignments and career paths. Our greatest strength and advantage in the marketplace is our commitment to our people.


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Job Purpose


• Perform welding and fabricating duties in accordance with FRA and Company Standards;


• Install/repair/replace components/sections in compliance with Locomotive requirements;


• Evaluate welding, fabrication and permit needs;


• Correctly prepare and maintain records/reports;


• Develop and maintain records and data necessary to ensure welding/fabrication comply with regulatory and company standards;


• Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience


• Experience directly related to welding/fabrication for Locomotives;


• Must be able to perform vertical, up and overhead welding;


• Must be able to efficiently perform 7018, Wire-Fed Welding tasks to Company/FRA Standards;


• Must met/pass certification testing to meet Company Standards;


• Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of efficiency;


• Ability to compose/maintain large amounts of documentation in accordance to FRA Standards;


• Be a team player, with a positive, can-do attitude;


• Must be able to pass a post-offer review of any convictions (felonies/misdemeanors) in the past seven years;


• Must be able to pass the E-Verify System;


• Must be able to work any shift;


• Must be able to perform the physical requirements of working on locomotives;


• Must have and maintain a valid driver's license;


• Must be able to pass a criminal records review for the last 7 years including felonies and misdemeanors;


• Must be able to pass a fitness for duty medical review and drug test.




Progress Rail Services Corporation and Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) offers 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. (Position employment status may affect benefits eligibility.) Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.




Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled