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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.


TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Carman in San Jose, CA/ San Francisco, CA.  The Carman is responsible for inspection, testing and maintenance of wheels sets, brakes, brake pads, repairing suspension systems and pneumatic equipment in accordance with FRA and PUC standards and guidelines.


Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • Performs inspection, testing and maintenance in accordance with 49CFR regulations.
  • Troubleshoots equipment to determine corrective actions and causes of equipment failures
  • Repairs doors, windows, interior equipment, access panels, hand brakes, brake shoes, outside car body components, fire extinguishers, emergency tools and first aid kits.
  • Uses a variety of test equipment to diagnose malfunctions, troubleshoot and repair components and circuits.
  • Maintains proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of technical school or apprenticeship program preferred
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repair, replacement and rebuilding of mechanic equipment and systems
  • Experience in the maintenance of railroad equipment preferred
  • Must successfully complete training and attain/retain certification applicable to assigned job
  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electrical tools, equipment and the measurements necessary to meet established standards
  • Ability to train others in attaining higher skill levels in inspections and repairs
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Ability to read, write and communicate proficiently
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 


Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times.  This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Work in extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise; work on/around heavy/moving machinery
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. overhead; occasionally carry weight up to 75 lbs. up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly push-pull with forces up to 50lbs.
  • Regularly use hands to perform activities involving grasping, turning, holding with forces up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly ascend and descend steps with a height of 28 inches carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly ascend and descend a 7-rung ladder while carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, crouch, stand and sit for extended time.
  • Able to walk and work on uneven surfaces over sometimes great distances while maintaining balance.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.



  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.


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It is the policy of TransitAmerica Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.