Website Florida East Coast Railway

Welder Job Highlights

Title Welder
Type Full Time
Experience 1-3 Months
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Cocoa, 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 hiring a Welder who will engage in welding and related tasks that support the maintenance, repair, and construction of freight and passenger railroad tracks with a safety-first focus.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • 1 to 3 months of related experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Adhere to all FEC Safety Policies and Procedures at all times.
  • Direct and instruct equipment operators in safe and efficient work performance, guaranteeing compliance with all rules, regulations, and instructions.
  • Ensures all tools, equipment, materials, and supplies are maintained, used, and stored properly.
  • Prepares and maintains payroll, production reports, accident and injury reports, personnel reports, and all other required records.
  • Responsible for training welder helper(s) to provide safe and efficient relief for the position.
  • Other duties or tasks as assigned by the manager.


  • 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 and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • 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.
  • 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 speak effectively.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to work a non-standard work week, overtime, and various shift work
  • Be familiar with and understand FRA Track Safety Standards Part 213 Subpart A to G, as published by the Federal Railroad Administration; must have A and B qualifications.
  • Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examinations.
  • Must be capable of operating all FEC Maintenance of Way vehicles in its fleet, both manual and automatic, and must qualify and secure a motor car maintainer permit.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and valid credentials required by federal and state laws, including CDL Class B.
  • Must have at least one year of responsible supervisory experience in track maintenance in Class 4 or higher.
  • Upon employment, new hires must successfully complete and pass all FEC Rules Classes: Safety, Operating, and Roadway Worker. Must complete all requirements to obtain FRA A and B certifications and pass the test within 30 working days.
  • Will be required to operate railway highway motor vehicles.

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to extreme heat and outdoor weather conditions daily.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noises
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • Regularly lift or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift or move more than 100 pounds.
  • Regularly re­quir­ed to stand; walk; sit; 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, hear or smell.

Employer’s Statement

Florida East Coast Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit careers-fecrwy.icims.com.

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