TNW Logistics – Railcar Cleaning Technician

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for assisting with general railcar operations and will be working on, in and around all types of railcars. Additional responsibilities may include: transloading from rail to truck and vice versa, use of heavy equipment, conveyor transloading machines, auger conveyors, repair of machinery, and maintenance at other TNW properties. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Reports directly to the TNW Logistics – Manager of Railcar Cleaning and Services Reporting Location: Sunray, TX

Licenses & Certifications• Current driver’s license without restrictions • Must pass power washing training and observation • Willing to certify in confined space and HAZWOPER • Willing to certify for forklift use

Skills & Attributes: Strict adherence to TNW Core Values and Strategic Pillars • Has developed skills through formal training or considerable work experience • Works within established procedures • Completes work with a moderate degree of supervision • Assist with various railcar jobs in assigned areas such as welding, painting/blasting, and cleaning • Perform regular housekeeping duties as assigned • Perform cleaning preparation and job layout tasks • Assist in the maintenance of equipment used, following all relevant AAR and Customer related requirements. • Under immediate supervision, operate steam cleaning equipment as well as blowers and power washers • Assist with minor freight car stenciling • Able to use machines for transloading • Ability to learn and operate heavy equipment • Able to use phones and radios • Able to operate tools and equipment safely and efficiently • 18 years of age or older • Must be proficient in written and spoken Eng

Availability:  Requires commitment to irregular work hours in support of the success of a 24/7 operation. Occasionally works extended hours and shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. • Occasional travel may be required with overnight stays.

Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesUse of proper PPE such as ear plugs, safety shields, eye protection, steel toe boots, respirators, high visual vest, etc. o Must be able to physically enter a twenty-inch diameter railcar manway opening o Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds o Possible heavy lifting over 50 pounds o Occasional lifting, carrying, frequent pushing and pulling of 50 pounds o Able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, and sit for extended periods of time o Able to use hands to hold, grasp, turn or pull o Able to use shovels, brooms and other hand tools o Able to perform heavy manual labor o Able to learn and operate equipment such as forklifts and front-end loaders o Load rail cars with transloading equipment o Transload material from rail car to truck and vice versa o Able to learn the functions of conveyors, pumps and truck scales o Perform facilities maintenance o Able to reach over shoulder level o Able to work with loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dirt, and dust with proper PPE o Able to perform activities safely in the proximity of moving equipment o Able to walk in outside conditions: snow, mud, ice, and rain o Able to climb on/off equipment o Able to climb ladders and grasp hand holds to safely occupy a rail car or locomotive o Able to work on and around heavy equipment o Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time

 

Working Conditions:  Outdoors in all weather conditions (could be extreme heat, windy, cold, or wet), on uneven surfaces, on various heights of equipment, and on/around heavy machinery. • Noise level can be high.

Special Requirements: Comply with all company and FRA and OSHA safety procedures, policies, and rules, including wearing required safety equipment • Willing to submit to pre-employment background verification, medical review, and drug and alcohol screening • Willing to submit to random drug testing during employment

Equal Opportunity: EmployersTNW Corporation and its railroads are Equal Opportunity Employers. The duties, responsibilities, and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position

 

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