Inbound Inspector

The general purpose of this position is to provide accurate repair estimates for our customers railcars that are in line with GBW 's Customer First Foundation Principles: improve customer satisfaction, improve profitability, and build relationships with our customers, team members, communities, vendors, and investors. The focus of this position will be to ensure work is conducted in a safe and quality manner.
Performs visual inspection of inbound railcars for repairs.
Performs detailed inspections of specific items such as paint, lining or coatings for continued service.
Documents and input estimates of repairs into computer estimate system. Labor hours and material amounts are part of the estimate.
Submits railcar estimate to car owner for approval.
Updates customer and GBW computer systems with required information.
Generates shop work order from estimate and supply required forms, etc for documentation requirements.
Maintains current knowledge of government, industry (FRA & AAR), customer, and company policy, procedures, and work instructions.
A 100% commitment to comply with all the terms of company's safe work policies and quality functions is an absolute requirement.
Inspects and ensures workmanship meets government, industry (FRA & AAR), customer, and company quality requirements.
Ability to read prints and drawings, including weld and nondestructive testing symbols.
Participates in root-cause investigations, and corrective and preventative actions to prevent recurrence.
makes efforts for continuous improvement of quality and the elimination of nonconformances
Communicate effectively through email, phone and estimate line item descriptions with customers.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.
Work Environment / Conditions:
Industrial Environment
May work around a multitude of hazardous chemicals / wastes through the execution of your daily duties while inspecting railcars which may be in open or OSHA permit confined required space areas.
Thorough understanding of MSDS's, company safety policies / practices, and proper use of identified PPE which may involve protective clothing, sleeves, hard hats, foot protection, eye / ear protection, respirator use, etc.
Exposure to elements: hot / cold
Requires long periods of standing; walking, bending, stooping, climbing, twisting, and entering into confined spaces and elevated surfaces.
Lifting up to 50# or more to accomplish work tasks around heavy moving equipment.
Education /
High School degree
A minimum of 5-years of rail car inspection, test, and repair experience
Ability to interpret drawings, procedure manuals, and have proven mechanical aptitude.
Certification in applicable inspection methodologies as determined by the QQ Manager and company policy.
Welding and NDT experience is recommended for effective inspection on quality of work performed. Knowledgeable of the Federal Railroad Administration's regulations governing the inspection and test of rail cars, and the Association of American Railroads Interchange Rules.
Computer proficiency, strong attention to details, organizational, time management, verbal and written communication, and ability to multitask skills are essential.
Currently possess or be able to become a Certified Welding Inspector within approximately thirty-days of hire.
Currently possess or obtain Dye Penetrate Certification within approximately thirty days of hire.
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