Website Amsted Rail

Certified Welder Inspector (CWI) Job Highlights

Title Certified Welder Inspector (CWI)
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Granite City, IL, United States
Company Amsted Rail

Company Profile

Amsted Rail is a globally integrated manufacturer. The company provides components and innovative systems for freight cars and locomotives, repair and service, track maintenance, and location and condition monitoring.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Certified Welder Inspector who will handle a variety of duties necessary to ensure compliance with AAR, AWS, customer, and internal regulations.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma
  • AWS CWI Certification with five years of writing and inter

Work Experience

  • Possess 5 years of writing and interpreting welding reading


  • Conduct process and product audits, including creating and closing out audit findings and determining the proper corrective or preventative actions.
  • Develop Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Reports (PQR) per American Welding Society (AWS requirements)
  • Inspects and tests welded joints of work in progress and of completed units for visible defects, correct dimensions, joint strength, bead formation, weld penetration, and conformance with layout, blueprint, and work order specifications, applying knowledge of welding principles and metallurgical properties.
  • Maintain welder certification records.
  • Marks defective pieces and recommends scrapping or methods for reworking.
  • Observes techniques and evaluate the performance of welders in the shop.
  • Reviews plans, contract documents, and specifications required for fabrication and defect repair.
  • Schedule and conduct welding audits, including creating and closing out audit findings and determining the proper corrective or preventative actions.
  • Train and certify welders to internal standards.


  • Ability to work independently, self-starting, and self-directed.
  • Blueprint and layout reading
  • Excellent communication and people skills, including the ability to lead small and large group meetings and cross-functional teams. Must be able to write clearly and concisely to prepare reports and correspondences.
  • Skilled with MS Office suite, especially data analysis


  • Employee Development
  • Financial Security
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Work/Life

Employer’s Statement

Amsted Rail Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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