Website CSX

Carman Job Highlights

Title Carman
Type Full Time
Experience 1 Year
Function Production/Manufacturing/Engineering
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Company CSX

Company Profile

CSX is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.

Job Profile

The company seeking a Carman who will build, inspect and repair rail cars.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age or older

Work Experience

  • Possess 1 year of mechanical work experience or training

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 or more years of welding and fabrication experience
  • Carman apprenticeship


  • Build or repair components such as freight doors, wooden floors, or interior walls
  • Clean, lubricate and maintain tie-down devices and other special equipment on railroad cars
  • Cut metal, sandblast, replace doors, and general car construction
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Fabricate large jigs and fixtures and use them to assemble parts on a car
  • Identify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective action
  • Inspect and apply the end-of-train device and perform airbrake tests
  • Inspect and salvage parts from dismantled or scrapped cars
  • Inspect car components for compliance with FRA, Association of American Railroads (AAR), and CSX standards
  • Inspect the securement of lading in open-top or flat cars for compliance with AAR rules and measure high/wide loads to ensure railway line clearance
  • Inspect, replace or repair gaskets, air hose, train line, bulkhead, and other interior load restraining equipment, steel sections such as side sheets, cross-bearers, crossties and underframes
  • Obtain information from computer regarding car characteristics, destination, lading, and repair records or file data such as repair information, bad orders, and car releases
  • Operate light and heavy cranes, forklifts, and other car moving shop equipment
  • Operate various vehicles to the job site
  • Paint cars and car components
  • Remove and replace couplers, draft gears, and yokes
  • Rerail cars and locomotives by using rerailing equipment and performing other work associated with wreck service on the railroad
  • Straighten or fabricate, then replace steel parts such as grab irons, handholds, ladders, brackets, steps, and patching components
  • Weld and paint cars and locomotives
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by the manager


  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Reasoning skills (problem-solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Verbal comprehension (understanding oral and written communications)

Physical Requirements

  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis
  • Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance, climb
  • Walk long distances over uneven terrain

Job Requirements

  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
  • Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass a background screening
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.
  • Wear protective equipment such as a hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek
  • Work safely to prevent on-the-job accidents and injuries

Other Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License

Employer’s Statement

CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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