Employment Opportunities

Updated September 6, 2016

Welder/Metal Fabricator

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company is seeking applicants with welding and metal fabricating experience to work in our freight car repair department.  This position involves inspecting and maintaining freight cars, making repairs to freight cars, performing various tests, and rerailing derailed cars.  While we are seeking an individual with excellent welding and metal fabricating experience, the position also involves participation in an apprenticeship training program to help our new employees learn about working on freight cars.  We provide paid training , attractive earning potential, and an excellent benefit package.  This position is not for everyone as it requires the ability to work any hours, any days of the week.  Most of the work is done at our shop facility at Brewster, OH, but some of our employees work at outlying locations as well.

The apprenticeship program must be completed within two years.  The starting rate of pay is $18.26 hr.  Once the apprentice has completed the first half of the apprentice training program, the rate of pay increases to $18.92 hr.; upon completion of the apprenticeship training, the rate of pay increases to $20.87 hr.

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), railroad retirement, profit sharing, paid personal leave, paid vacation, and college scholarships for the children of our employees.

Wheeling & Lake Erie is a drug-free workplace; pre-employment and random testing are required.

Having a DUI or OVI conviction on your driving record within the last three years will exclude you from consideration for this position.  Having six or more points on your driving record will also exclude you from consideration for this position.

If you believe railroading is the career for you, then we look forward to hearing from you.  Please submit your resume via email to  jburley@wlerwy.com.  No phone calls, please.


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