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Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects. 

 

We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.

 

Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results. 

 

Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.

 

We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.

 

TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Carman in San Jose, California/ San Francisco, California to join our team.  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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the 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.

  • Regularly lift weight up to 75 pounds to a height of up to 56 inches.
  • Regularly carry weight up to 75 pounds to a distance up to 100 feet.
  • Regularly push/pull up to 50 pounds for a distance up to 50 feet.
  • Regularly grasp or squeeze with forces up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly ascend and descend a 10 step ladder with up to 25 pounds. Frequently climb on/off equipment.
  • Work in a confined access/space environment with a height of 12 inches and a width of 24 inches.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat while transferring up to 25 pounds of weight.
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to 1 mile.
  • Regularly lay on back for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly reach overhead while holding tools.
  • Must be able to be aware of surroundings and follow verbal commands while being exposed to moderately loud noises on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to adapt to various temperature extremes including but not limited to heat, cold, moisture and wind.
  • Must be able to work in a safety sensitive work environment.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Must be able to hear and distinguish auditory signals.

 

Safety:

  • 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.

 

Benefits:

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

 

Why Herzog:

Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.

 

When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, click the Apply button below to start an application.

 

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.