Railroad Ballast Machine Operators - Heavy Equipment Operator

Plasser American Corp. | Chesapeake, VA

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Posted Date 3/20/2024
Description Plasser American Corporation is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. This position travels around North America. You do not to need to live in any specific area. We will fly you to the location of our railroad machinery.

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track.

That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve.

Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.

Plasser American Corporation is currently seeking full time Ballast Machine Operators to operate Shoulder Ballast Cleaners and Undercutting equipment.

Duties will Include the following:
  • Ballast Machine Operator operates Plasser Shoulder Ballast Cleaners and Undercutting machines to perform the work the machine is designed for.
  • Ballast Machine Operator inspects and maintains trucks and equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ballast Machine Operator operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ballast Machine Operator performs daily equipment safety and maintenance checks, making emergency adjustments as necessary and documentation per daily inspection and repairs reports.
  • Ballast Machine Operator takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Ballast Machine Operator studies instructions, plans, and diagrams to establish work requirements.
  • Ballast Machine Operator performs mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs in the field and or the shop.
  • Ballast Machine Operator communicates with Plasser American Business Unit Managers and Railroad representative on daily production, safety issues, and mechanical repairs.
  • Ballast Machine Operator orders parts on their own and communicates with appropriate railroad representative
  • Ballast Machine Operator keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems.
  • Ballast Machine Operator coordinate work schedules with Railroad EIC, third party contractors and others.
  • Ballast Machine Operator pre-plans work activities with railroad to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.
  • Ballast Machine Operator document job progress and maintain a safe and clean workplace.
  • Ballast Machine Operator plans the day-to-day operations with customer on assigned task and ensures that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work, including labor, tools, equipment and material.
  • Ballast Machine Operator takes responsibility for performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits, and following company policies and procedures. Initiates follow up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.
  • Ballast Machine Operator adhere to all safety training requirements and be a leader in maintaining a safety-first attitude.
  • Ballast Machine Operator reviews all project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications and drawings.
  • Ballast Machine Operator maintains a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices and company policies and procedures.
  • Ballast Machine Operator ensures that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.
  • Ballast Machine Operator takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers and falling objects
  • Ballast Machine Operator conducts daily briefing with team to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers.
  • Ballast Machine Operator communicates with customer and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ballast Machine Operator communicates with additional contractors or sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
  • Ballast Machine Operator trains and motivates workers.
  • Ballast Machine Operator performs a variety of administrative tasks such as production reports, timesheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders and updating project files.
  • 75% travel in North America is required for this position. You will spend a lot of time away from home.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis
Benefits at Plasser American:
  • Accrue 80 Hours of Paid Time Off during your first year of employment
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401(k) match of $0.50 for every $1.00 you contribute up to 6% of your salary
  • You may receive a merit bonus after completion of the audit at the end of the fiscal year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Short and Long Term Disability after 90 days of employment
  • Free Life Insurance - 2 times your annual salary
  • Company Events
  • Free employee medical and dental coverage. - valued at $7,500.00
About Plasser American:

Salary31.25 Hour
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