The Heavy Equipment Operator is a full time position.This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Track Maintenance equipment.
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.
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.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the following required programs: 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.
Position requires a valid Arizona Driver’s License. Must possess a (Class B) Arizona Commercial Driver’s and be able to comply with the Xanterra/GCR Company Vehicle Policy
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand written material in English, including equipment operating instructions, safety and first aid instructions, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and manufacturer’s manuals.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply or divide whole numbers, fractions, or decimals in order to deal with various aspects of the job (i.e., interpreting gauges, meters, thermostats and speed indicators).
Must be capable of safely and effectively operating specialized Track Maintenance equipment including but not limited to the following; grapple truck, front end loader, backhoe, tie inserter, regulator, and tamper. All work must meet Federal Railroad Administration regulations and company standards.
Must be available to work scheduled shifts, days, nights, weekends, holidays, extra shifts and overtime as required.