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Carman (Columbus, OH)

Location:Columbus, OH
Salary Range:Starting hourly rate depends on experience
Benefits:Health and Dental, 401K with company match, paid Vacation/Holidays, Life Insurance and other benefits available
Employment Type:Full Time

Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Company and a leading provider of services to the Railroad industry in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, has an immediate opening for a Carman at our Columbus, Ohio Intermodal Ramp location.

Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts, 3 1/2 days on, 3 1/2 days off.  Must be available to work day shift and/or night shift.


  • Inspection and repair of railroad freight cars in accordance with FRA and AAR requirements.

  • Remove and replace defective components and parts through the use of hand tools, power tools, cutting torches and welding equipment.

  • Fasten and assemble railcar parts by riveting, bolting, welding, and other methods.  

  • On the job training, equipment and tools provided.

  • Support in all areas of ramp operations and other duties as assigned by supervision.
  • Minimum 1 year mechanical experience using small hand tools.

  • Stick welding preferred but not required.

  • Must have a Valid Drivers License.

  • Must be able to pass 7 year criminal history review (no felonies), drug test and fitness for duty medical review and examination.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Physically demanding work and involves frequent bending, kneeling, stooping, lifting, climbing and walking on gravel and other uneven surfaces.

  • Must work outside in all types of weather conditions (rain, sleet, snow, wind, dust, extreme heat/cold).

  • Ability to read precision gauges and instruments.

  • Ability to read and understand mechanical maintenance manuals.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Drug-Free Workplace

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