Website GATX

Arc Welder Job Highlights

Title Arc Welder
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Waycross, GA, United States
Company GATX

Company Profile

GATX Corporation provides innovative, unparalleled service that enables customers to transport what matters safely and sustainably while championing the well-being of our employees and communities.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting an Arc Welder who will make weldments on ferrous and non-ferrous materials using electric arc, hand heliarc, or semi-automatic heliarc welding process, involving any type of weld for required appearance and quality requirements in any position.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess prior experience in welding and fabrication


  • Assists other workmen in placing, fitting, and attaching parts as assigned.
  • Certifications are held per AWS D 15.1.
  • Communicates with a supervisor as needed
  • Comply with the established safety policies, support continuing awareness for safety, and when possible recommend specific changes and improvements to health and safety policies and programs.
  • Finishes weld by removing slag and grinding when necessary.
  • Jack cars, remove trucks, position to tank rolls, disassembles to repair or gain access to parts needing repair and reassemble as necessary.
  • Keeps work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Locates and tests areas to be welded for leaks by use of soap suds and air, etc., rechecking as necessary.
  • Lubricates and makes minor repairs to assigned small power, mechanical and hand tools, replacing broken and worn parts. Lubricate, gauge, and adjust car parts as necessary.
  • Moves, sets up and adjusts equipment, and selects proper rods to perform work assigned.
  • Performs minor layouts required in the performance of prescribed duties.
  • Prepares surface to be welded; burns, gauges, fits, tacks, and welds as necessary to complete repair (Example: splices, patches, shims, cracks, etc.)
  • Remove, replace, layout, burn, shape ream, and straighten as necessary to perform various repairs to tanks hell proper, fittings, couplers, gears, underframe, safety applicants, insulation jacket, and related components.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide two-digit numbers
  • Ability to perform moderate physical exertion in performing arc welding on ground level and overhead
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as IO instructions, FM instructions, work orders, and AAR Field Manual
  • Ability to safely lift up to 51 lbs. regularly and safely lift up to 85 lbs. occasionally from the ground surface
  • Must be able to physically enter confined spaces and work in enclosed environments
  • Must be able to push/pull horizontally up to 140 lbs. of force
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperature environments
  • Proficient with torch cutting


  • Financial Security
  • Health and Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance

Employer’s Statement

GATX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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