Railcar Prepper
Road & Rail Services - Lincoln, AL

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Basic purpose of position: Perform the essential cleaning and inspection functions necessary to prepare railcars for transportation. Associates designated as a Senior Prepper has mastered the skills required of a Prepper and are able to perform essentially error-free work without direct supervision. Expectation: We expect all associates to be committed to a high standard of safety, be willing and able to comply with all safety policies/rules and willing to report safety violations 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: Through the use of backpack blowers and various scraping devices remove all debris and other contaminates which could potentially cause vehicle damage; Inspect railcars for damage/fatigue;Inspect and assist in opening and closing railcar doors;Identify repairs that can be performed by Road & Rail Services; Determine if railcar or vehicle securement devices need lubricationif lubrication is required, assist in the lubrication of hinge decks, end doors, and ratchet, chain or steel chock vehicle securement devices;Operate various types of mechanical equipment including small farm type tractors, all-terrain vehicles, pick-up trucks and panel vans;Maintain accountability and maintenance for all assigned equipment;Perform housekeeping duties as required by site management;NOTE: nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time;Additional responsibilities for associates working on Multi-level Railcars: Inspect vehicle securement devices to determine their fitness for use then store properly in railcar;Assist in repairing defective vehicle securement devices;Assist in raising and lowering hinged railcar decks;Inspect, repair, install and remove bridge plates.Education Requirements: Eighth grade education or ability.Experience Requirements: No prior experience needed to perform below the Senior Prepper level. Skills, Licenses, Certification, and/or Special Training: Must maintain a valid state drivers license if required to operate company equipment;Must be able to safely operate vehicles with either a standard and/or automatic transmission if required to operate company equipment; Meet and maintain all 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 open railcar doors using pulling back force of 90 lbs and pushing force of 68 lbs; Must meet OSHA respirator use requirements;Ability to frequently tolerate fuel and exhaust vapors up to OSHA prescribed levels;Ability to frequently operate gasoline powered air blower using a constant lateral sweeping motion with your arms;Ability to frequently climb, using various types of ladders, to heights in excess of 16 feet;Ability to constantly use bending, squatting, twisting, and walking motions throughout the entire work shift;Ability to occasionally work in areas with limited lighting;Ability to constantly stand for periods of time greater than 2 hours;Ability to constantly work in area with less that 60 inches of vertical clearance; Must be able to hear work or safety instructions verbally communicated in a normal speaking voice;Must possess normal depth perception and have a normal peripheral vision in both eyes;Must be able to work independently;Must be able to properly wear all required Personal Protective Equipment;Additional requirements for associates working on Multi-level Railcars: Possess the equilibrium and ability to frequently cross 3-4 foot open spans at heights up to 16 feet;Ability to occasionally lift above shoulder height a weight of up to 50 pounds;Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 35 lbs on your back climbing railcar ladders and crossing between railcars.

Keywords: Mechanic, Laborer, Railcar, Railroad, custodial, landscaping, janitorial

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