Intermodal Service Employee
CSX - Louisville, KY

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Job Summary

Intermodal Service Employee (ISE) positions are responsible for various functions including gate inspection (inbound and outbound), equipment securement (tie-down), hostler driving, lift operations, various administrative functions and other duties as assigned. Employees holding ISE 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

Data entry tasks ( Programming train & in and out gate functions)

Proficient in MS Office

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 air line 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, moving grounded containers from pile to pile and on/off truck chassis. 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

Updating the on board computer with container position

Controlling all other functions with toggle switches

Climbing up/down a ladder to mount/dismount the machine

The administrative functions include:
Customer/driver contact

Billing issues

Extensive computer interface

Equipment inventory

Office clerical functions

Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License ( CDL preferred)

Experience with operating heavy machinery

Physical Requirements


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

Employment Conditions

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

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions at elevated heights

May be in a gated booth adjacent to the entry lanes

Combination of indoor and outdoor work environment in all weather conditions

Safety Commitment

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.

Company Profile

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

Closing Statement

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.

Primary Location


United States-KY-Louisville

Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Feb 26, 2013, 11:59:59 PM

Number of Openings