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Location: Newton
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak, with ten production facilities across Canada, US and Mexico, is North America's leading designer and manufacturer of special trackwork for the railway industry. As the industry's technology leader, we take pride in providing superior products, excellent customer service and unbeatable engineering design services to our customers. We are committed to bringing innovative solutions, products and services to our customers across rail freight and transit segments.

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak ("Nortrak") is a subsidiary of voestalpine AG (www.voestalpine.com) one of Europe's premier steel producers with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Nortrak is closely affiliated with voestalpine's Railway Systems group which operates in 21 countries across the globe to provide cutting edge system-based solutions to railroads and transits. Our website is https://www.voestalpine.com/nortrak/en/

Nortrak Blue Family Culture

Nortrak Blue is our way of life and our commitment to our united Nortrak Family. We live Nortrak Blue through our values of Respect, Responsibility, Curiosity, Courage, Passion, and Diversity.

As a Nortrak family, Safety is our #1 commitment to our employees and Quality is our #1 commitment to our customers.


The Welder is responsible for assembling pieces, and welding railway components using a heavy machinery that emits high heat.

Task and Responsibilities:

Using work orders, ITP and blueprints layout, and weld plates.
Proficiently layout and weld plates.
Read and follow the production schedule.
Safely operate jib and overhead cranes.
Able to work with little supervision
Checking welds to make sure it falls within the tolerances marked on the blueprint.

Physical Demands:

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or climbing.
Use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
Regularly lift and move up to 10-15 pounds, frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 70 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing abilities related to job assigned.

Job Requirements (e.g. education, experience, skills and desired competencies)

High School graduate or GED preferred
2 years of welding experience preferred
Forklift and Crane certification preferred
Welding certification preferred
Ability to read work orders, ITP's, blue prints, rulers and tape measures
Basic mathematical calculation experience in adding and subtracting whole numbers, fractions and decimals

Working Location:

Newton, Kansas

Other Location:

Cheyenne, Wyoming


voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak employees enjoy a generous benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance, retirement plan with a generous matching contribution, Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, wellness programs , and competitive vacation benefits.

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, and any other federal, state, or locally protected classifications.















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