Transdev Railroad Track Welder in San Dima, California


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

Performs skilled welding work to diagnose, maintain, repair, rebuild, overhaul, service, inspect, and test rails and railroad equipment.


  • Welds, brazes, cuts, grinds, and otherwise fits various metals to specific uses using gas and electric welding techniques and related metal working tools

  • Casts metal and preheats and cleans metals; lays out, cuts, and fits materials for welding, welds (sheets, machinery and equipment) using gas or electric arc welding equipment

  • Performs cutting and welding operations on steel rails

  • Brazes various ferrous and nonferrous metals

  • Inspects, brushes, and as necessary, grinds welds

  • Tempers tools and completes general repair work as needed

  • Directs and trains helpers and apprentices as assigned

  • Maintains a clean and well-organized work area

Other duties as required.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED, with Department of Labor certification as a journeyman welder

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license with a good driving record; ability to attain and maintain a commercial class A driver’s license

Experience :

  • 2 or more of welding experience

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions with minimal supervision

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to safely operate a variety of standard and specialized hand tools and welding equipment

  • Ability to complete all training assignments and maintain qualifications where required.

  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics, and other mechanical diagrams

  • Ability to read and write routine reports, forms, and other documentation or correspondence

  • Ability to organize and perform work efficiently; strong attention to details

Travel requirement (as a percent): 100% of time spent in the field

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must submit to drug testing and a background check

  • Must pass an oral test and interview

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed. May be required to respond to emergencies 24 hours/7 days a week.

  • Must be able to work in the safety critical environments associated with operation of a rail system.

  • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven surfaces while working. Must be able to work while in the following positions or conditions: sitting, bending, twisting, kneeling, reaching, crouching, lying down prone or supine, at shoulder level or above, or any combination listed above.

  • Must be able to work at heights on platforms and man-lifts; must be able to work in pits and under lifted heavy equipment.

  • Must be able to work in all required Personal Protective Equipment and Safety gear

  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs frequently

  • Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold and in a damp environment with moderate noise. May be exposed to water, fumes, and chemicals.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-8477

Position Category Rail

Internal Reference 000

Company/Division VTMI