Road & Rail Services
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, 401K, Vacation, Holidays

Conditions of Employment: Employment is conditional, based on a medical examination which includes a drug screen, and an examination to verify candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job. Road & Rail Services requires a post-offer motor vehicle reference check, and background check. Employment and military (if applicable) verification required.

Basic purpose of the position: Comply with government regulations (EPA, FRA and OSHA) and company recognized standards while safely performing the transfers of hazardous and non-hazardous products of railroad and trucking tank cars.

Expectation: We expect all associates to be committed to a high standard of safety. The associate must be in compliance with all safety rules/policies and prepared to report safety and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory personnel. Individuals performing this function must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Job performance without equipment damage is essential to meeting our customers' safety, quality and production requirements.

Responsibilities: Perform the duties associated with transfers of products to include, but not limited to:

  • Climbing to heights of between 15 feet to 20 feet to perform inspections on top
  • Climbing on to top of tank cars and tank trucks to inspect and seal trailers
  • Operate various types of mechanical equipment - including small farm type tractors and golf carts
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment to change oil, starters, batteries, and clutches
  • Perform equipment maintenance and inspection on all assigned equipment and hand tools
  • Perform housekeeping duties as required by site management
  • Comprehension and compliance with all requirements of safety audit to include but not limited to maintaining hazardous waste transfer, facility logs, and manifests
  • Prepare products for transferring, such as heating, sparging, and sampling

NOTE: nothing in this job description restricts management's rights right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Education Requirements: High School education or ability

Experience Requirements: Must possess and demonstrate appropriate mechanical aptitude as determined by the facility manager, to successfully perform the tasks associated with a designated loader classification.

Skills, Licenses, Certification, and/or Special Training: Must meet and maintain all of the requirements contained in the Conditions of Employment policy

Physical, Mental & Sensory Requirements: 

  • Ability to constantly work in an outdoor environment, exposed to all weather elements, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust and noisy conditions
  • Ability to frequently climb, using various types of ladders, to heights in excess of 20 feet
  • Constantly required to use bending, kneeling, twisting, squatting, climbing up/down ladders and walking motions on uneven surfaces throughout the entire work shift
  • Ability to occasionally walk 5 miles in a 3 hour period and occasionally walk up to 10 miles in a shift
  • Ability to frequently grip forces of up to 80lbs Ability to lift, pull, carry, push weights and forces of up to 60lbs
  • Ability to stand, bend or climb for periods of time greater than 2 hours Must be able to hear and communicate, work or safety instructions spoken in a normal voice
  • Must be able to work extended hours and overtime as needed
  • Must meet criteria for the use of respiratory protective equipment
  • Must be able to wear full body hazmat suit as required
  • Must have auditory and visual acuity, tracking, inspecting Must be able to work independently Possess the equilibrium and ability to frequently cross 3-4 foot open spans at heights up to 20 feet
  • Must be able to properly wear all required Personal Protective Equipment

Company Profile: Established in 1987, Road & Rail Services has grown and diversified to become a leading provider of rail related services in North America. Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and facilities.


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