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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.


Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. is currently seeking Carmen Level 1 in St. Joseph, MO.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Be able to demonstrate the skills to pass an AWS D15.1 welding certification test within 30 calendar days of employment using E 71 Ti Flux Core wire and Co2 for a shielding gas.
  • Must be able to perform some general repairs aided by a more skilled carmen/ welder.
  • Jack cars, dissemble truck components and reassemble in a timely and safe manner
  • Remove and reassemble raft components in a timely and safe manner.
  • Operate an air arc and plasma cutter.
  • Must come to work and be efficient, quality minded and very safety driven.
  • Positive Attitude
  • Regular and Predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be experienced in FCAW process, 2G, 3G, and 4G positions.
  • Must be able to pass AWS D15.1 weld test.
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 16’ and in small tight places.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and prior experience fitting metal is a plus.


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • 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 for this position.

  • 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 Herzog Railroad 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.