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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Fitter/Welder - TTR in Portland, Oregon

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.


Fit and weld fabricated steel components for marine barges and/or railcars. Perform various welder functions under the direction of Gunderson Rail or Marine Foreman.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Tack parts together in preparation for welding

  • Set up and operate welding equipment

  • Visually inspect completed welds to assure adherence to specifications

  • Remove excess slag

  • Perform production welding as required*

  • Weld and fit in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions

  • Perform precise fitting work on components (steel panels and other parts)

  • Follow and adhere strictly to Gunderson's safety policies and regulations


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Ability to weld structural steel and become certifiable in 1/16" flux core wire in all positions with unlimited thickness plate.

  • Ability to pass a weld test of fillet welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead position

  • Ability to pass groove weld tests which consist of a 1/2" 2G, 3G, and 4G plate

  • Ability to do math fraction calculations, read a tape measure and pass written weld test

  • Must be able to burn efficiently and with good quality using a hand-cutting torch

  • Blueprint reading and layout skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot minor welding equipment problems

  • Ability to follow safety procedures

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

  • Motivated to continuously improve and learn new skills

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

*Experienced in gas-shielded flux core welding process

*Experience working in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment



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)


Sit: O

Stand: F

Walk: F

Bend: C

Kneel/Squat: F

Crawl: O

Climb: O

Reach Forward: C

Reach Upward: F

Handling/Fingering: F

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: N

13- 25 lbs.: N

26 -50 lbs.: F

51-100 lbs.: O

Lift / Carry

1-11: C

11-20 lbs.: C

21-50 lbs.: F

50-75lbs.: O

76 -100: N

Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

  • Work in confined space, move through manway and tank openings

Safety Equipment Required

  • Hardhat

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel Toed Shoes

  • Respirator

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: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

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