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Union Railroad Company – Quality Control Inspector (Railcar)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

The Quality Control Inspector position is responsible for the inspection, researching, evaluation, and estimation of repairs in addition to the proper coding of and preparation of Billing Repair Card estimates & documentation required to maintain company, lessee, and customer fleets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and create estimate packages for completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform preprocess research.
  • Ensure estimates are complete to meet production demand.
  • Interface with engineering, car owners, and customers for repair instructions (contract review).
  • Verify the incorporation of supplemental repairs into final Billing Repair Card (BRC) / Participate in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or supplemental repairs.
  • On occasion, the incumbent will perform a joint inspection with vendors or customer representatives to reach mutual agreements concerning the conformance or non-conformance to requirements.


  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of railroad repair experience preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of inspection procedures, tank car construction / Freight car construction and FRA and AAR rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with NDT processes is preferred.
  • Additional training in inspection processes will be required.
  • In addition, this position requires a working knowledge of computers, including familiarity with the AS400, and Outlook, various customer systems and Microsoft Office software packages.
  • Possess reading and comprehension skills associated with Fleet Repair Standards, Governing Regulations, drawings, and catalogs.
  • General mechanical aptitude and ability to use railroad gauges, testing techniques, & test equipment necessary for rail car inspections.
  • Capable of using measuring instruments including, but not limited to, tape measures, calipers, micrometers, etc.
  • Know how to read engineering drawings (blueprints).
  • Have vision correctable to 20/20 for inspection activities.

Working Conditions

  • Manage and develop employees, supervise shop operations, and report out as directed.
  • Provide required documentations as needed.
  • Climb ladders to heights of approximately 14 feet, bend, crawl, stoop, squat, kneel, and stretch to perform tank car inspections.
  • Enter tank cars via a manway opening approximately 20 inches in diameter.
  • Be able to tolerate heights, confined spaces, & working through periods of inclement weather.
  • Be willing and able to wear safety equipment such as safety shoes, hard hats, air fed respirators, body harnesses, and safety glasses.
  • Work scheduled on an off shift.


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