Operator Class 2 - Interior Blast at American Railcar Industries, Inc

Business/Strategic Management
Job Type
Full Time, Employee
American Railcar Industries, Inc
Marmaduke, AR 72436
American Railcar Industries, Inc. is one of theprominent North American designers and manufacturers of hopper and tank railcars. We provide our railcar customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality products and related services offered by our three business segments of manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services. Each person in the United States requires 40 tons of freight to be moved on their behalf per year. Vital to the U.S. economy, the $60 billion freight rail industry consists of over 140,000 miles of track in the U.S. providing over 220,000 jobs helping to reduce road congestion, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gases. Why work for ARI? To work with great people who share our core values of Excellence, Accountability, & Teamwork and help ARI become the Leading Railcar Solutions Provider.

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

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.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • 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).

Required Experience / Education / Training / Certifications:
  • Prefer a high school education or equivalent, and blast machine experience.
  • Must pass applicable company blast tests to work as a blast machine operator.

Work and 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

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities

Lift / Carry

Push / Pull


10 lbs or less - occasionally

10 lbs or less - occasionally

Walk - frequently

11 - 20 lbs - occasionally

10 - 20 lbs - occasionally

Sit - continuously

21 - 50 lbs - N/A

20 - 50 lbs - N/A

Climb - occasionally

51 - 100 lbs - N/A

51 - 100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - occasionally

Over 100 lbs - N/A

Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or kneel - occasionally

Bend - N/A

Fine Manipulation - N/A

Reach Outward - occasionally

Reach above shoulder - occasionally

Drive - occasionally

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)

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. ARI will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.ARI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ARI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ARI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the ARI has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.