Full Time Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts
  • Full-Time



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Overview

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Track Maintenance equipment. Will work also be requried to perform duties as Trackman as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • Completes responsibilities in a manner that will ensure the safety of passengers, employees and the general public at efficient cost to the company.
  • Follows company safety rules and procedures and standard safety practices.
  • Observes condition of passing train and provides timely reporting of results to appropriate personnel. Prepares required reports.
  • Communicates clearly and obtains/receives relays and/or acts upon oral or written instructions/information from Roadmaster, Track Foreman, Dispatcher, or other personnel, in person, written, or by communication devices (e.g., radio, fax machine, telephone).
  • Operates various designs of manual track switches (e.g., variable, spring) and derails in order to change the route of the equipment.
  • Observes/monitors track conditions (broken rails, defective switches, defective signals, track obstructions, weather-related problems, etc.), railroad right-of-way, passing trains, vehicular traffic at crossings, etc.
  • Ability to visually inspect machinery or equipment and determine if it meets minimum requirements for operation.
  • Observes monitors, regulates, connects, disconnects, starts and stops mechanical systems on equipment.
  • Responsible for effectively managing multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Responsible for working safely with little or no direct supervision.
  • Responsible for planning and directing others to ensure safe and efficient train operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a valid Arizona Drivers License. Must possess a (Class B) Arizona Commercial Drivers License and be able to comply with the Xanterra/GCR Company Vehicle Policy

  • Comply with FRA/ACC requirements, along with 49 CFR parts 214 Roadway Worker Safety, part 219 Drug & Alcohol Testing, and part 237 Bridge Safety Program.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous railroad experience.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills
  • Basic Competencies:

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Employment Conditions:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Works safely and efficiently to ensure company equipment is safely secured at all times.
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, respiratory protection, safety-toe boots and safety glasses as required by the job duties.
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete all required annual training and routine efficiency testing (49 CFR 217.9). Maintenance of Way Operating Rules, GCR Roadway Worker Protection On-Track Safety Program as an Employee In Charge. All programs and certifications must be achieved within six months of the candidates hire date.
  • Comply with random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Environmental Conditions:

  • Work outside in all weather conditions, , and on occasion at elevated heights.
  • May be exposed to fumes, oils, dust on a daily basis
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy work, lifting and pulling up to 100 pounds and the use of hydraulic and hand tools
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on a regular basis.
  • Walking long distances over uneven terrain
  • Must meet auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection thresholds.
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat, noise and dust factors on an occasional basis
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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.