Get On Board with a Career at Cathcart Rail

Cathcart Rail is proud to operate one of the nation’s leading freight rail services and transportation companies.  We employ nearly 1,000 employees in more than 100 locations in 33 states and operate the largest railcar services network in the industry, encompassing 18 large railcar repair facilities and more than 75 field services locations in addition to a rail services division that operates three short line railroads and a dozen contract switching and transloading sites.  We are proud of our long-serving team of associates and looking for additional quality & safety minded team members to help execute our growth and expansion plans.

We offer a suite of group benefits for employees and their eligible dependents designed to help them stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work life balance.  Our competitive offerings include the following:

  • Medical (both a High Deductible with HSA and a PPO offering)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • Disability
  • Critical Illness
  • Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) with competitive company match
  • Employee Assistance Program


  • Safety – We are dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our team members, our environment, and the communities where we live and work.
  • Quality – We are committed to delivering compliant products and services that exceed customer expectations and industry regulations.
  • Honest Communication – We hold ourselves accountable for communicating internally and externally in a manner that is clear, timely and with integrity.
  • Innovation – We find solutions through creative, forward thinking.
  • Teamwork – We work together to leverage individual strengths to achieve our common goals.
  • Accountability – We hold ourselves and each other accountable to a higher standard, taking responsibility for our words, actions, and results.
  • Working for Cathcart has been such an incredible experience. Through hard work and amazing training, I worked my way up from an entry level position to a location supervisor. The Cathcart team moved me and my family to our new home and made sure everything was taken care of and were welcoming and considerate to me and my family.  I love that Cathcart promotes within the company and that potential, hard work, and dedication does not go unnoticed. Here at Cathcart, we have a family atmosphere and the best support system anyone could ever ask for. I take pride in representing such an outstanding company and look forward to the years to come.

  • Cathcart Rail has given me career opportunities that I never thought would be possible. They have treated my wife and I like immediate family throughout our relocation process. And they are giving me all the tools I need to further my career even more within the company.

  • The thing I like most about Cathcart is that it feels more like family rather than just coworkers. The people that I am surrounded with at my host railroad and within the company are all great, helpful people which makes my job a lot easier. I like that every day is different and challenging. If you are willing to listen and learn in this industry, there is a career path for you here. Being involved with rail is a source of pride knowing that I am keeping the cars safe to deliver products to people across the US.



One of our many strengths is the diversity of our workforce.  We foster an inclusive culture where we value each other’s perspectives and contributions and strive to develop the talents of all employees so they can be their best.  The development and support of a diverse workforce enables us to draw on a wide spectrum of ideas for achieving and exceeding our goals.

At Cathcart Rail, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we have established policies that support EEO values as an important part of our culture.  A positive and deliberate effort is made to involve, recruit, hire and promote employees based on their merit, qualifications, and competence; and we are committed to nondiscrimination in our employment practices without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran, military status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.