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Bridge Mechanic


Job Summary

Construct, maintain and repair bridges to ensure the safe passage of trains.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Perform general maintenance and repairs on bridges
  • Set up hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural components
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment and bolt or weld structures are in place
  • Load and unload materials and tools

Pay Rate

Pay rate information is subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement and, if applicable, may vary by location.

Training

You will be required to attend paid training as required by your collective bargaining agreement. Please note that training may occur outside of your work location.
 
 Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Construction experience with basic carpentry skills
  • Mechanical experience
  • Read and interpret structural blueprints

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • One or more years of welding experience
  • Bridge maintenance work experience

Basic Competencies

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

Physical Requirements

  • Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer’s weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment
  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis 
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis 
  • Climb ladders and/or scaffolding
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Employment Conditions

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) may need to be obtained based on job assignment
  • Qualify to use a welding torch within 60 days of employment
  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as fall protection and rescue equipment, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination
  • Must successfully pass probationary period
  • May require random drug testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including a drug screen
  • May require regional travel
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required. You will be required to maintain the position for which you are hired for a minimum of 6 months before bidding on other positions.
  • Active employees must complete one year in current position or craft before applying for positions
  • An active or furloughed employee who changes to a new craft may be required to permanently relinquish his/her seniority in the former craft unless otherwise provided for in the applicable collective bargaining agreement or other governing agreement.  Active employees desiring to transfer or change crafts must bring a transfer form properly completed and signed by a supervisor to the hiring session.  This form along with the transfer policy can be accessed at CSX Gateway > Tools, Links & Help > Forms > HR Forms > Contract Employee Transfer Form.  Furloughed employees do not need to complete the transfer form.

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.
 
Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.
 
Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.
 
Closing Statement

At CSX, two of our five Guiding Principles are Valuing and Developing Employees as well as Operating Safely. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.
 
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