Rail Switchman

ODFJELL Terminals
Taylor Lake Village, Texas, United States
  • 1
1 + Years Experience


Company: ODFJELL Terminals
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training, QA / QC / Inspection, Oil Terminal / Storage Management
Other Skills: Heavy Machinery Operator
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Taylor Lake Village, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America


ODFJELL JOB DESCRIPTION

COMPANY: OTH

JOB LOCATION: OTH (TERMINAL)

JOB TITLE: RAIL SWITCHMAN

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

REPORTS TO: SUPERINTENDENT

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs service work relating to transferring rail cars from one position to another so that operations personnel can load or unload products to and from the cars. This is a fully-qualified position which works with general supervision, within established procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Receive copy of yard check with morning instructions.

Weigh outbound railcars.

Respot any cars that are left.

Receive inbounds, get list with instructions on where to put cars.

Weigh cars in and spot terminal.

Certified on Switch Engine Operation.

Demonstrate ability for "I" & "J" track aligning and locking requirements.

Demonstrate what causes a "fouled switch".

Demonstrate spotting a car at the bumper of a track with regard to the Odfjell 50-Foot Rule

Demonstrate the proper hand signals.

Demonstrate the radio signals.

Demonstrate the proper location on equipment for riding the moving equipment.

Demonstrate the proper technique for setting and releasing hand brakes of a rail car.

Demonstrate the proper technique for coupling rail cars.

Demonstrate the proper technique for uncoupling rail cars.

Demonstrate coupling air hoses and cutting in air.

Demonstrate the proper technique for uncoupling air hoses and blocking the air.

Demonstrate proper switch alignment.

Demonstrate proper track clearance.

Go to each track and name correct track number (including North and South).

Identify the correct spot numbers on each track.

Follow company policies and comply with company regulations. Cooperate and support colleagues.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

In case of absence, the employee's supervisor will assume and/or assign responsibility for this position's duties.

Perform other job related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have one year of experience
  • Must have completed and passed qualifications of Rail - Trainee
  • Physical ability to perform strenuous labor
  • Intellectual ability to learn and apply a practical knowledge of chemical products and detailed procedures
  • Basic mathematical ability & observation of safety rules
  • Recognition of the need for continued learning
  • Ability to accept close supervision and understand the limitations imposed to maintain an adequate margin against error
  • Knowledgeable of safety precaution and special handling requirements of each product
  • Trained in safety and emergency procedures

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Performs physical labor
  • Work outside in all weather conditions with protective gear: (rubber boots and slicker) and safety equipment (facial hair restricted because of required use of respirator) when handling chemicals
  • Climb on ladders - various heights
  • Carry/handle heavy objects - hoses, nozzles, etc.
  • Lifting 20 lbs. - 50 lbs. on regular basis
  • Bending/stooping on regular basis
  • Walking/standing for long periods of time

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Close proximity to hazardous petrochemicals
  • Potential for exposure to hazards is present

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT UTILIZED

  • Personal safety equipment
  • Tank gauges
  • Hand tools
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Fixed cranes
  • Switch engines/Rail car movers
  • Firefighting equipment (as training allows)