Railcar Wash Specialist - LOCAL to COLUMBIA, SC (5)
Columbia, SC 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

About us: Since 1962, Southern Industrial has helped install and maintain the manufacturing and industrial base that has fueled growth across the Southeast.

We have grown from a Carolinas-based crane and rigging company into the leading provider of turn-key industrial construction and plant maintenance services in the Southeast.

As part of EMCOR Group, Southern Industrial's ability to serve our customers is enhanced by EMCOR's financial strength and national presence.

Southern Industrial Constructors is looking for Railcar Washer Specialist for a maintenance site in Gaston, SC. This is a 40 hour a week rotating shift work position, weekends are required. This is a local only position, no per diem is offered. You will be cleaning railcars. There is a $500 sign on bonus offered, $250 after 90 days of employment and $250 after 180 days of employment.

Inspect and prepare railcars for cleaning; clean railcars; and perform minor repairs on railcars. Complete all required documentation.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect and prepare railcars for cleaning per procedure:
    • Gates, Gun Barrels, Hatch Closure Unit, Liners, Clean debris from hobo end.
  • Open/close tube caps, hatches and bottom outlet gates for washing.
  • Clean railcars from the top using whippers and hand held water hose. Clean outlets from bottom with hand held water hose.
  • Repair minor issues with railcars - replace latches and hatches, replace gaskets etc.
  • Remove/Install hopper pans for cleaning.
  • Maintain water supply filtration system for wash station.
  • Use railcar indexer to spot railcars. Set railcar hand brakes.
  • Operate a vacuum truck system.
  • Rinse bulk trailers.
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


  • Performs work based on procedures and maintains associated paperwork. Must be committed to following wash procedures.
  • May be required to get certification in operation of overhead cranes, forklifts, and man lifts.
  • The candidate may be required to work from heights and confined spaces.
  • Must complete scheduled daily workload.
  • Must maintain detailed work packages and paperwork which requires use of handheld tablet.
  • Must effectively communicate with co-workers and operations the status of all work types.
  • Must be able to work overtime, to include nights and weekends, when needed in order to meet production deadlines.
  • Knowledge of industry safety practices and willingness to participate in advancing safety culture.
  • Must adhere to all safety protocols and procedures
  • Great attendance and ability to work independently without daily supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, attention to detail, organization, and follow-up skills.
  • Possess good troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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