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Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: Progress Rail Services
Location: Vidor
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

PRS Facility Location:
Vidor, TX Recycling - 438
Job Purpose:
Operate one or several types of powered heavy equipment. The operator will perform a variety of skilled or semiskilled tasks involving the operation, servicing, and maintenance of heavy equipment in an industrial setting.
Req ID:
Company Description:
Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!
As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.
Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting .
Education / Training:
--- High School Diploma or equivalent.
--- Heavy Equipment Certification.
Job Title:
Heavy Equipment Operator
Key Job Elements:
--- Operate Wheel Loader and/or tracked heavy equipment to move and process railcars and various scrap materials;
--- Operate skid steer or forklift to stage and palletize small parts;
--- Load and unload materials for transport;
--- Perform basic maintenance as needed;
--- Effectively communicate with team members and customers;
--- Complete daily inspection and record keeping of equipment.
Qualifications and Experience:
--- Excavator / Wheel Loader experience preferred;
--- Background experience in safely operating heavy equipment;
--- Railroad or industrial labor experience preferred;
--- Inspection of heavy equipment;
--- General maintenance knowledge of mobile track equipment;
--- Strength - Able to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance;
--- Motion - Employee will sit for the majority of the shift, may kneel, squat and climb steps as needed
throughout the day;
--- Vision/Hearing Requirements - Must be able to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to see details at close range or at a distance;
--- Work Environment - Work in all weather conditions;
--- Emotional Demands - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations;
--- Safety - Position is a safety sensitive position. Position requires following all safety procedures, policies and PPE requirements such that include hand, head, eye, hand, ear and foot protection.
Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities
Progress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package,* including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.
*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits.
Job Category:
Production - Hourly

Keywords: Progress Rail Services, Beaumont , Heavy Equipment Operator, Other , Vidor, Texas

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