Xanterra Leisure Holding, LLC

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

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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.
  • 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.


  • 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.



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