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Surfacing Machine Operator

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track. That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve. Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today. Plasser American Corporation is currently seeking Full Time Surfacing Machine Operators to operate Tamping and Surfacing equipment Duties will Include the following:

  • Operates Plasser tamping and Surfacing machines to perform the work the machine is designed for. Which is the raising, leveling and aligning of the Railroad Track Structure to the desired specifications of the owner and per the precise job specifications and requirements.
  • Performs the tamping and regulating of ballast machines and other operator's tasks required for surfacing operations.
  • Inspects and maintains trucks and equipment on a daily basis including but not limited to any attached apparatuses such as boom, hi-rail gear, tools, etc.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performs daily equipment safety and maintenance checks, making emergency adjustments as necessary and documentation per daily inspection and repairs reports.
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Studies instructions, plans, and diagrams to establish work requirements.
  • Performs mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs in the field and or the shop.
  • Communicates with Plasser American Business Unit Managers and Railroad representative on daily production, safety issues, and mechanical repairs.
  • Orders parts on their own and communicates with appropriate railroad representative
  • Drives machines onto truck trailers and or flat cars
  • Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems.
  • Coordinate work schedules with Railroad EIC, third party contractors and others.
  • Pre-plans work activities with railroad to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.
  • Document job progress and maintain a safe and clean workplace.
  • Plans the day-to-day operations with customer on assigned task and ensures that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work, including labor, tools, equipment and material.
  • Takes responsibility for performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits, and following company policies and procedures. Initiates follow up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.
  • Adhere to all safety training requirements and be a leader in maintaining a safety-first attitude.
  • Reviews all project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications and drawings.
  • Maintains a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers and falling objects
  • Conducts daily briefing with team to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers.
  • Communicates with customer and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Communicates with additional contractors or sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
  • Trains and motivates workers.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks such as production reports, timesheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders and updating project files.
  • 75% travel in North America is required for this position. You will spend a lot of time away from home. Pre-Employment Requirements:
    • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
    • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
    • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basisAbout Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals. PI201735248

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Surfacing Machine Operator, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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