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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Inbound Inspector - Railcars in Finley, Washington

Summary Description

The Railcar Inspector is responsible for inspection of railcar/railcar components and creating accurate repair estimates/billing/reports to facilitate maintenance and qualification of railcars/railcar components. The Railcar Inspector is also responsible to ensure inspection and maintenance is conducted in a safe and quality manner. The purpose of this position is to ensure the railcar is maintained and returns to service in compliance with owners', regulatory, and industry standards/specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participates and supports Widely Important Goals (WIG)

  • Performs thorough inspection of railcars/railcar components

  • Maintains current knowledge of government, industry (FRA & AAR), customer, and company policy, procedures, and work instructions

  • Inspects and ensures workmanship meets government, industry (FRA & AAR), customer, and company quality requirements

  • Inputs estimates for maintenance and qualification and alterations into computer estimate system

  • Proficient in the interpretation of drawings and specification, including weld and nondestructive testing symbols

  • May participate in root-cause investigations, and corrective and preventative actions to prevent recurrence

  • Communicate effectively with internal customers

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by QA Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual will possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:

  • Proficient in computer software applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Visio, Intelex, Entrust, Syspro,

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships

  • Foster teamwork with proven leadership skills

  • Excellent oral communication skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

Must successfully complete the following training and become certified within 90 days of hire or job transfer and on a three year recurring basis:

  • GBW Quality Assurance Program

  • GBW Hazmat, General Awareness, Function Specific, and Security Training.

Education and Experience

High School diploma required; knowledge of transportation regulations.

Preferred: A minimum of 5 years' rail car experience. Previous supervisory experience. NDT Level II in VT, MT, PT, UT, LT, IR; AWS CWI

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Requires long periods of standing; walking, bending, stooping, climbing, twisting, and entering into confined spaces and elevated surfaces

  • The team member in this position is required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally

  • Thorough understanding of the MSDS's, company safety policies / practices, and proper use of identified PPE which may involve protective clothing, sleeves, hard hats, foot protection, eye / ear protection, respirator use, etc.

  • With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions

N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 -- 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)

Stand -- F

Reach Above Shoulder -- O



Walk -- F

Climb -- O

12 lbs. or less -- F

10 lbs. or less -- F

Sit -- F

Crawl -- O

13 -- 25 lbs. -- O

11 -- 20 lbs. -- O

Handling/Fingering -- C

Squat/Kneel -- O

26 -- 40 lbs. -- O

21 -- 50 lbs. ­ - O

Reach Outward -- C

Bend -- O

41 -- 100 lbs. ­ N

51 -- 100 lbs. -- N

Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group Quality/Safety

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled