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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Operator 2 Blast in Marmaduke, Arkansas

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Set up rail cars to be blasted, operates advanced equipment to blast the interior and/or exterior of manufactured rail cars and repairs poor blast work. Pulls and scotches rail cars, as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Connects railcars to rabbit device to pull railcars into automatic blast equipment.

  • Operates advanced automatic blast machine to blast exteriors and/or interiors of railcars.

  • Suits up on hood, coveralls, and gloves to perform touch up hand blasting of railcars after the automatic blasting.

  • Pulls and scotches rail cars as required.

  • Trouble shoots, maintains, and cleans blast equipment.

  • Ensures that safety and housekeeping standards are met and maintained.

  • Performs other duties as directed by the Paint Group Leader (Blast).

Experience & Education

Prefer a high school education or equivalent, and blast machine experience. Must pass applicable company blast tests to work as a blast machine operator.

Licenses, Certifications, etc: N/A


Reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary.


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Abilities


Walk -- frequently

Sit -- occasionally

Climb -- occasionally

Crawl -- occasionally

Squat or kneel -- occasionally

Bend -- occasionally

Fine Manipulation -- N/A

Reach Outward -- occasionally

Reach above shoulder -- occasionally

Drive - occasionally

Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less -- occasionally

11 -- 20 lbs -- occasionally

21 -- 50 lbs -- occasionally

51 -- 100 lbs -- N/A

Over 100 lbs -- N/A

Push / Pull

10 lbs or less -- occasionally

10 -- 20 lbs -- occasionally

20 -- 50 lbs -- occasionally

51 -- 100 lbs -- N/A

Over 100 lbs -- N/A

Safety Equipment Required:

  • Hard Hat

  • Hearing Protection

  • Composite Toe Safety Shoes

  • Addition PPE per the appropriate JSA for the specific area that the Operator Class 2 Blast - Paint may be working

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Greenbrier Central

Functional Group: Production

EOE including Disability/Veteran