Watco Companies L.L.C. Track Laborer- Kalamazoo, MI in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan (US-MI) 49048

The track laborer position will be required to safely and efficiently inspect, repair, and maintain the railroad track infrastructure to insure safe and efficient service to our customers. This is a manual labor position, which requires that the individual becomes proficient in the following skills, duties, and requirements within a prescribed training and introductory period.

Supervisory Responsibilities: - None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required.

  1. Inspect, unload, load, distribute, pick-up, install cross ties, switch ties, other track material and ballast.

  2. Inspect, unload, distribute, load, pick-up, install, grind, and transpose rail.

  3. Inspect, load, unload, distribute, pick-up, remove, construct, maintain and repair turnouts.

  4. Inspect, patrol, construct, install, retire, remove, surface, gauge, line and shift track.

  5. Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, and repair road crossings.

  6. Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, repair, paint, renew and replace bridges.

  7. Inspect, protect, flag, maintain, repair and construct culverts and tunnels.

  8. Inspect, dismantle, remove, maintain, repair and paint station facilities.

  9. Inspect, test, maintain, repair, construct and install scales.

  10. Inspect, remove, maintain, repair, construct, and install right of way, sand and snow fences.

  11. Inspect, construct, install, maintain, clean and paint signs.

  12. Cut and dispose of vegetation.

  13. Clean debris from switches.

  14. Remove snow or other foreign materials from track infrastructure.

  15. Accurate and timely reporting as required

  16. Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and state regulations.

  17. Communicate professionally and effectively.

  18. Must acquire a comprehensive understanding of track authority.

  19. Comply with performance metrics measurements and deadlines.

  20. Practice safe work habits and follow company and industry policies, procedures and regulations.

  21. Respond promptly to any accident, incident or emergency call.

Education/Experience:

  • High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • The team member must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions.
  • The team member must be able to pass Track Ground School, GCOR Written Test, Roadway Worker Protection Written Test, Fall Protection Written Test, Maintenance of Way Safety Written Test, MSHA/OSHA Training and Certification (if required on site).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Must have the ability to write legibly.
  • Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be able to have a flexible work schedule.
  • Must have the ability to recognize problems.
  • Must have knowledge of Roadway Protection Rules.
  • Must have a broad understanding of railroad operations.

_Physical Demands: _

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Frequency Scale

Strength

Work Pattern

N = Never

Sedentary

Full-time

*S *= Seldom (1-10 %, up to 48 min)

Light

Part-time

O = Occasional (11-33%, 48 min. – 2 hr 25 min)

Medium

Seasonal

F = Frequent (34-66%, 2 hr 26 min – 5 hr 35 min)

Heavy

8-10

Hours Per Day

C = Constant (67-100%, more than 5 hr 35 min)

Very Heavy

5

Days Per Week

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

FREQUENCY

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

N

S

O

F

C

Sitting

X

Riding in truck to site or operating equipment

Standing

X

Walking

X

Lifting

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs.

X

Lifting

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

51- 85 lbs.

X

Carry

(Dist.)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

Up to 50 lbs.

X

Pushing/

Pulling

N

S

O

F

C

Up to 50 lbs.

X

lbs force

Pushing/

Pulling

N

S

O

F

C

51- 100 lbs.

X

lbs force

N

S

O

F

C

Climbing

X

Mount and dismount trucks, equipment, and ladders

Balancing

X

Stooping / Bending

X

Twisting*

X

Squatting / Kneeling

X

Crawling

X

Foot Controls

X

Equipment operation

N

S

O

F

C

*Reaching *Forward

(Level) Below Waist

Above Shoulder

X

X

X

Handle/Grasp

X

Fine Finger Manipulation

X

Hand Controls

X

Repetitive Motion

X

Body part:

Shoulder

Cycles/hr.

Vibratory Tasks

X

N

S

O

F

C

Talking

X

Hearing

X

Hearing/Visual:

Baseline hearing/vision exam

DOT exams as required

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

N

S

O

F

C

N

S

O

F

C

Exposure to Weather

X

Noise Intensity

X

Extreme Cold

X

Atmospheric Conditions

X

Extreme Hot

X

Exposed Heights

X

Wet and / or Humidity

X

Exposure to Electricity

X

Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts

X

Exposure to Toxic / Caustic Chemicals

X

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.