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Inter-Rail Mechanical - Dixiana (West Columbia, SC)




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3450 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29172


We are seeking energetic, dependable individuals with a positive attitude to join our team in West Columbia, SC! As a Carman you will receive hands-on training on how to safely perform field inspections, maintenance services, and repairs to railcars as they pass through the facility. Travel and entry-level management opportunities are periodically available for motivated individuals that display strong leadership qualities.

Inter-Rail has over 40 years of experience managing automotive distribution facilities for our railroad and automotive customers at many locations across the nation. The safety of our associates is our primary focus of every second of every day. We believe in investing in a culture that breeds opportunity and rewards the hard work of people who want to progress in their career whether that be at Inter-Rail or within the railroad or automotive industries.

Inter-Rail Mechanical has a reputation for consistently performing timely repairs with a strong focus on safety, quality and efficiency. At each of our service locations, we have qualified mechanical inspectors, AWS certified welders and fabricators, and AAR certified M-970 Multi-Level Rack Inspectors. All railcar services are performed according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standards and billed through Association of American Railroads (AAR) system.


Inter-Rail provides a competitive benefits package for full-time associates, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Telemedicine
  • Weekly Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Incentive, Bonus, and Award Programs
  • Employee Discount Programs



  • Have a positive attitude, be reliable, and a team player
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to pass a 7-year background check
  • Be able to pass drug screens (pre-employment and random)
  • Have a valid drivers license and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Have no alcohol related violations in the past 3 years
  • Have the flexibility to accommodate start and finish times, work weekends, holidays, etc.
  • Work in all weather conditions (heat, rain, etc.)



  • Wear the required uniform and PPE as instructed
  • Be able to physically climb railcar ladders to a height of 16 ft, gain entry to railcars, and work in close quarters while in railcars
  • Must be able to communicate (read, speak, and write) in English to meet FRA requirements
  • Have ability to train to qualify as a certified welder
  • Must demonstrate, after proper training, the ability to repair railcars in compliance with AAR and FRA standards
  • Must demonstrate, after proper training, the ability to operate forklifts, railcar jacks, and other tools and equipment necessary for completion of assigned tasks
  • Be physically able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Be physically able to open and close end doors of a railcar
  • Be physically able to work on your knees with performing mechanical services

Reporting directly to an immediate Supervisor, Operations Manager, Assistant Manager, Regional Manager, General Manager, and or Vice President of Rail Operations. This description is an outline of major recurring responsibilities of the job.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive of the work performed.


  • Personal protective equipment required upon entry (masks)
  • Temperature screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Receive the best available training, competitive benefits, and grow with a company that cares about your success!  Apply today!
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EEO Policy

Inter-Rail Group will provide equal employment to all qualified associates, and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious creed, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status. It is our intent and desire that equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment recruiting, selecting, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, layoffs, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.