Cathcart Rail

Railroad Carman

Do you have Carman experience in an industrial setting? Start your career at a financially stable and rapidly growing company. Apply at Bucyrus Railcar Repair LLC as a Carman at our full-service repair shop in Bucyrus, Ohio

Build, inspect and repair rail cars.


  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Weld and paint cars
  • Cut metal, sandblast, replace doors and general car construction
  • Inspect car components for compliance with FRA, Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • Identify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective action
  • Inspect and salvage parts from dismantled and/or scrapped cars
  • Inspect and apply end-of-train device and perform airbrake tests
  • Clean, lubricate and maintain tie-down devices and other special equipment on railroad cars
  • Remove and replace couplers, draft gears and yokes
  • Inspect, replace and/or repair gaskets, air hose, train line, bulkhead and other interior load restraining equipment.
  • Straighten or fabricate, then replace steel parts such as: grab irons, handholds, ladders, brackets, steps and patching components

Company Name
Cathcart Rail
Parkersburg, WV

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED—18 years of age or older—Valid Driver’s License—Mechanical experience
  • One-year mechanical work experience or training—One or more years of welding and fabrication experience

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
  • Walking long distances over uneven terrain
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Employment Conditions

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots and safety glasses
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug screen
  • Must pass a background screening
  • Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.
How to Apply

Apply online