IBB Mechanic A Welder - 90237744 - Chicago

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60616

Company: Amtrak

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Responsible for metal fabrication and welding of rolling stock equipment and components in accordance with AWS D15.1, FRA and Amtrak standards and guidelines.   

•       Conducts shielded metal arc or gas metal arc welding processes with low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum 
•       Performs maintenance in accordance with AWS and 49CFR regulations and Amtrak standards.
•        Fabricates fitting of weldments or pieces to be welded  with metal machinery such as shear, brake, roll, ironworker, drill press, radiac saw, band saw, used for cutting, bending, drilling, shaping, rolling and punching
•        Performs various welding operations and thermal cutting to include: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, oxy/acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting and carbon arc gouging
•        Welds with 4’ X  8’ plate ranging from one-eighth  to unlimited thickness 
•        Welds with stock to include I-beam, channel, square tubing, angle iron, flat bar, round stock of various sizes. Uses electric and pneumatic grinders, drills and small tools
•        Performs truck and bolster repair, side frames, gear pans, cut levers, coupler repair, draft gear wear plates  
•        Uses overhead cranes for lifting of metal plates and structural steel
•        Reads blueprints and drawings and works from design and layout of templates and fixtures 
•       Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job

•       High School Diploma or GED
•       Experience in heavy welding and metal fabrication
•       Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certification applicable to assigned job
•        Knowledge of crane operations, power tool usage, machine operations ( shear brake, ironworker and radiac saws), hydraulic equipment operation, and electric, air and battery operated drills
•    Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards 
•        Skill in thermal cutting – oxy/acetylene, plasma, carbon arc, tig, stick, mig welding, chain & sling – rigging equipment 
•        Ability in metal identification, test equipment operation, blue print analysis and equipment assembly
•        Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently 
•        Some computer skills



•       Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program

•       Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills


Requisition ID:53721
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.   

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical