Boom Truck / Equipment Operator
PLEASE NOTE: The below statements are designed to outline the functions and position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Operate and maintain several types of heavy equipment including rail-mounted speed swing, rail mounted heavy duty trucks equipped with hydraulic cranes and log loaders, and all-terrain construction equipment including end loaders and bull dozers.
- Operating the above equipment in the removal of rail and OTM with on track equipment off of railroad right of ways and loading rail cars and/or trucks.
- May work in tandem with railroad steel gangs in the Midwestern US.
- Pulls levers and depresses pedals to drive machines and control working elements such as load booms and lines, magnets, outriggers, and rail guide wheel attachments.
- Lubricates working parts, changes engine and hydraulic oil and filters, cleans and changes air filters, tightens bolts, inspects and adjusts fluid levels, belt tensions, and dimensioned measurements using wrenches, screwdrivers, and other small hand and power tools and performs safety inspections of equipment per Company, Federal, and State Guidelines and Regulations.
- May work as a member of a crew, independently, or under the direction of a Railroad Track Foreman and may direct the work of other Railroad Track Operators and Laborers.
- Providing excellent customer service is critical to this position’s success.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Must have a current Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and two years experience with railroad material handling logging equipment, or two years experience as a CDL truck driver with machine operating experience.
- Experience operating various machines for construction or maintenance work in a construction environment.
- Knowledge of the safe and proper procedures for operating railroad type equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Knowledge of safe and efficient manipulation of equipment and tools to perform track and/or bridge construction and maintenance tasks.
- Knowledge of rules and regulations for operating equipment on various operating properties and the ability to be qualified on the Authority’s rules for the Safe Operation of equipment while on their property.
- Ability to complete work under time pressures and to maintain composure under the stress of emergency situations.
- Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test.
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, to lift objects weighing a minimum of 50 lbs and must have the ability to distinguish colors and hear warning signals and radio and telephone devices.
- Ability to communicate in the written and verbal English Language
- Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Extensive travel is required, approximately 80%