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Progress Rail Services Corp. Painter/Sandblaster in Mayfield, Kentucky


PRS Facility Location:

Mayfield, KY Locomotive - 260

Job Purpose:

The painter/sandblaster will clean, sandblast, prep and paint locomotives and locomotive components.

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Company Description:

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions – whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.

Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com .

Education / Training:

• High School Education or GED, prefer certification in industrial painting or auto body.

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Key Job Elements:

• Prepare and paint locomotive and locomotive components:

o Wash & clean locomotive and locomotive components;

o Prep locomotive and components before sandblasting;

o Sandblast locomotives and components;

o Paint and clear coat locomotives and


o Install decals;

• Work with little or no supervision consistently, accurately, and safely;

• Read precision instruments, micrometers, and gauges accurately, and safely;

• Keep work area clean and organized consistently and safely;

• Complete and document jobs in a timely manner per traveler requirements/QWI’s/work instructions consistently, accurately, and safely;

• Use the following equipment:

o Electric and air operated hand tools;

o 5 gallon paint pots;

o Bobcat, forklifts and man lifts;

o Industrial pressure washer;

o Full face respirator with filter or fresh air;

o Other equipment and tools.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Industrial paint or auto body collision experience preferred;

• Ability to work around and operate overhead cranes and mobile equipment;

• Ability to utilize pressure washers, pressurized paint delivery systems, and sandblaster, and other equipment;

• Must use a full face respirator with filter or fresh air.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


Progress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package,* including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits.

Job Category:

Production - Hourly

Work Location Options:

Mayfield, KY