ISW positions are responsible for various functions including gate inspection (inbound and outbound), equipment securement (tie-down), hostler driving, lift operations, and other duties as assigned. Employees holding ISW positions are required to perform all functions of the position and may be assigned to any or all of the functions on a particular shift.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
The gate function includes various aspects of the process involved in admitting/releasing trailers and containers to/from the terminals. This includes:
Checking equipment for damage
Verifying equipment numbers and door seals
Light data entry tasks
Tie-down includes various functions involved in the securement of trailers and containers to/from railroad flat cars. This includes:
Direct lift operators in positioning equipment properly
Assure that all equipment is safely secured
Hostler driving includes functions involved in the positioning of trailers and containers on the terminals. It includes:
Driving equipment from a parking space to trackside, from trackside to a parking space and miscellaneous repositioning on the terminal
Connection of hoses
Winding/unwinding of landing gears
Regularly climbing into and out of the hostler truck
Lift positions are responsible for operating lift equipment used in loading/unloading trailers/containers to/from flat cars. This includes:
Sitting in a seat, attached to a console, that swivels to allow full vision and comfort while operating the unit
Steering units with a toggle switch while movement forward/backward is controlled by a potentiometer - a small cylinder equipped with an operating handle
Controlling all other functions with toggle switches
Climbing up/down a ladder to mount/dismount the machine
High School Diploma/GED
18 years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
Physical agility, including lifting, pushing, pulling, and walking
Walk long distances over uneven terrain
Driving a tractor/trailer combination in an industrial setting
Climbing on and off equipment
Moderately heavy to heavy industrial work
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, work boots and safety glasses
May work directly or indirectly with hazardous materials
Work hours may vary including on-call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day and may have short rest between assignments
Work hours are based on seniority - new hires will work primarily nights, weekends, and holidays
Must be able to report to work safely with two-hour notice
Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work
Complete annual training and pass safety examinations
Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
CSXI does not pay relocation for these positions
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required
Work outside in all weather conditions at elevated heights
May be in a gated booth adjacent to the entry lanes
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.
This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.
CSX Intermodal (CSXI) is an intermodal company with more than 1,000 employees serving customers from origin to destination with its own truck and terminal operations plus the assets of a dedicated domestic container fleet. Intermodal is a multi-modal form of transportation that uses rail, ocean vessels and trucks to efficiently move consumer goods in containers and trailers through the domestic and international supply chain.
CSXI, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL
Serves all major East Coast ports
Operates more than 40 terminals across the United States
Connects to all major Class 1 carriers
Provides transcon shipments from coast-to-coast in CSXU containers
At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.
CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace
Nov 23, 2012
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CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our...