Website Florida East Coast Railway

Carman Job Highlights

Title Carman
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Equipment Maintenance
Location Miami, FL, United States
Company Florida East Coast Railway

Company Profile

Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) operates 351 miles of mainline track along the east coast of Florida. With interchanges of Class I carriers, NS and CSXT the reach of the FEC is expanded throughout all of North America. FEC moves major carload commodities of aggregate, automobiles, lumber, farm products, food and kindred, machinery, pulp and paper, petroleum products, and stone, clay, and glass.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Carman who will build, maintain, repair, and inspect freight cars.

Education Level

  • Associate’s Degree (A.S.) in Applied Sciences with emphasis on mechanical applications or equivalent experience as a rail car inspector or repairer may be considered in lieu of the A.S. Degree at the discretion of the General Mechanical Superintendent

Work Experience

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Build, maintain, dismantle, paint, and inspect all freight cars, both wood and steel.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Inspect and measure parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems.
  • Inspecting, Testing, and Repairing air brakes and freight car parts.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problems or repair machines.
  • Operating punches and shears.
  • Painting, surfacing, lettering, cutting stencils, and removing paint.
  • Performs car inspections.
  • Performs oxy-acetylene cutting and electric welding.
  • Pipe and inspection work in connection with air brake equipment on cars.
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be familiar with AAR, FRA, and DOT rules and regulations; must be able to speak and write English; must be a qualified welder.
  • Must have current driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand and walk.
  • Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Other Requirements

Must have essential tools of trade as listed below-

  • Key bar
  • Ball-peen hammer
  • Channel-lock pliers
  • Screw drive set (standard and Phillips)
  • 1/2″ drive socket set with sockets to 1-1/8″
  • Open and box end wrenches (size 3/16″ to 1″)

Employer’s Statement

Florida East Coast Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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