The AM Carman is responsible for inspecting, running repairs and servicing the GCR in-service passenger cars in compliance with Federal train movement instructions, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations to make up and supervise the movement of passenger and freight trains.
- Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
- Visually inspect machinery or equipment to determine if it meets minimum requirements of operation and customer service levels.
- Perform air brake tests as required by U.S. Dept. of Transportation—Federal Railroad Admin Power Brake Law, Arizona Corporation Commission Regulations, General Code of Operating Rules, and company rules.
- Works as needed to facilitate switching the locomotives and passenger cars in yard limits.
- Change brake shoes on passenger car trucks as necessary.
- Works at the Mechanical Maintenance Shop on heavy repairs and rebuilding of passenger cars as needed.
- Operate various designs of manual track switches (e.g., variable, spring) and derail in order to change the route of the engine or cars within yards or on the road.
- Check switch points to make sure switch is properly aligned.
- Observe/monitor track conditions such as broken rails, defective switches, defective signals, track obstructions, weather-related problems, etc. Also observe/monitor railroad right-of-way, passing trains, vehicular traffic at crossings, position of switches, etc.
- Provide an accurate and legible accounting of all hours worked for the Hours of Service log.
- Maintains flexibility in carrying out daily job duties, organize and manage multiple priorities and tasks.
- Safely operate sky track and other equipment.
- Communicate clearly with all levels of staff or customers especially relating to safety issues or when controlling emergency situations.
- Uses proper communication etiquette while using hand-held radio.
- Understands written material, including equipment operating instructions, safety and first aid instructions, SDS sheets and manufacturer’s manuals.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License and comply with Xanterra/GCR Vehicle Policy.
- Previous railroad experience.
- Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language skills a plus.
- Previous experience in mechanical or in construction trades such as; carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding etc.
- Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications, follow detailed directions).
- Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
- Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions).
- Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills).
- Basic mechanical aptitude.
- Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
- Work in all inclement weather conditions.
- Work safely to ensure company equipment is secure.
- Wear protective equipment as required by the job duties.
- Work in confined spaces.
- Completes training and certification programs as required by the position. Training may include but is not limited to; Blue Signal, GCOR, Sky Track/Forklift, Defensive Driving, Sustainability, Respiratory Protection & General Safety.
- Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, on-call, and various shift work as needed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
- Frequently standing, walking, handling, reaching outward, reaching above shoulder, climbing, crawling, squatting/kneeling, bending/stooping lifting/carrying up to 50lbs, and pushing/pulling up to 25lbs. Twisting, using eye/hand coordination, manual dexterity, using wrist motion, and ascending and descending ladder.
- Occasionally sitting, lifting/carrying up to 100lbs, and pushing/pulling up to 100lbs.
- Constantly listening, hearing, seeing, and speaking.
- Will be required to stand and walk for long periods of time on cement floors and to occasionally walk on uneven surfaces and onboard moving equipment.