Genesee & Wyoming Rail Car Cleaner in LaPorte, Texas

Rail Car Cleaner

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Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of railroad hopper cars for defects/safety issue on the outside and inside of the car.

  • Wash/Dry railroad hopper cars for plant loading.

  • Ability to lift 75 pounds.

  • Safely switch/spot cars from one track to another, this includes lining switches.

Required Skills

Physical demands:

  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, sit, climb and stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to get on and off railroad hopper cars

  • Ability to secure handbrakes on railroad hopper cars and line switches.

  • Ability to communicate with two radios and hand signals.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety harness/fall protection at all times.

Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration: High school education or general education development (GED); or 3 to 6 months mechanical experience; and pose a mechanical aptitude. Railroad car washing experience and/or plant experience is a plus.

Must have a valid driver’s license

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. andits subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Job Location

LaPorte, Texas, United States

Position Type


Position Employed By:

Rail Link Inc.