Marmon Holdings, Inc.

Welder (Carman) - Muscatine

Muscatine, IA

Job Description

Welder (Carman)

Posted: Wednesday, 4/24/2024
Union Tank Car Company

Come join a team where People make the difference! As a part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a highly decentralized organization, we rely heavily on people with the aptitude, attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit to drive our success, and we're committed to attracting and retaining top talent.

Union Tank Car Company is seeking qualified welders at our full-service rail tank car repair shop in Muscatine, Iowa. Wages start at $25.00 per hour. Certified welders can make between $29.00 to $34.00 per hour! The Company's regulatory, engineering, and commercial expertise make UTLX the preferred source of railcars and services for many of its customers. Owned by the Marmon Group and Berkshire Hathaway, UTLX headquarters is in Chicago's financial district, close to major public transportation hubs. UTLX offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as an opportunity to be a part of a top-notch team where enthusiasm, expertise, and progressive thinking are valued.

Primary Job Functions

This is not an exhaustive list and employees in these classifications frequently may be required to perform additional duties. Not all classifications will be required to perform all job functions.
  • Welds components related to tank cars including tanks, bolsters, underframes, side sills, etc.
  • Performs welded repairs by utilizing air arc cutting torch and stick or wire welding equipment.
  • Uses hand tools and equipment to chip and grind weld, slag, or spatter.
  • Repairs, straightens, removes, reworks car parts, brakes, underframes, center plates, gears, couplers, valves, etc. using various hand and power tools.
  • Performs welding and mechanical repairs to tank cars when required.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner and reports potential hazards.


Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED, or be willing to complete an on-site basic skills assessment
  • Must have basic welding experience; 1 year of professional welding experience is preferred.
  • Able to follow written and/or verbal instructions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow documents such as safety rules, work orders, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and assembly instructions.
  • Have analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Safety and quality focused.
  • Be available to work any shift.
  • Be dependable and reliable to show up for scheduled work shifts including overtime, as allowed per the union contract. Must be able to pass a 60-day probation period with limited absenteeism, and safety and performance issues.


Environmental Conditions
  • Will have to lift up to 50 pounds as needed.
  • Will perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Will be working around hot work and fumes common to welding and body repair.
  • May work in confined spaces and must be able to enter and fit through an 18-to-20-inch manway opening.
  • May work from heights exceeding 4 ft. off the ground with proper PPE and fall protection.
  • Close mental and visual attention required, coordinating manual dexterity with mental and visual attention for sustained periods of time.


Why Join Our Team?

We take pride in offering our employees rich benefits packages. We appreciate hard-working and passionate individuals which is why we offer...
  • Great union wages starting at $25/hour, with shift differential premium ($2.00/hr for 2nd shift & $1.00/hr for 3rd shift)
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Medical, dental, vision, with HSA company contributions for HDHP option
  • Company-paid employee and dependent life insurance
  • Company-paid disability
  • 401k matching and pension
  • Annual safety shoe allowance
  • Holiday and vacation pay
  • Marmon employee discount program


Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law, to include background check, physical, and drug and alcohol screen.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without paying attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to [email protected], and please be sure to include the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

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Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to [email protected], and please be sure to include the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.

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