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Heavy Equipment Operator (travel)

Polivka International Memphis, TN

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

Polivka International Company Inc. is seeking Heavy Equipment Operators for Rail Projects. Specific needs include Finish blade (motor grader) operators, finish dozer operators, excavator, track-hoe operators and back-hoe operators.

We are Design-Build specialists and General Contractors that self-perform all site civil work for Fortune 500 Companies and all seven Class 1 Railroads.
The seven Class 1 Railroads are BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with the company's operating safety policies and procedures
  • Heavy equipment operators drive and operate large pieces of construction equipment, such as excavators, skid steers, backhoes, track hoe, tractors, bulldozers etc.
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers
  • Ensure company equipment and material is maintained, kept cleaned, and stored in a safe manner
  • Check filters and grease equipment
  • Keep work area and equipment clean by collecting and disposing of scrap, excess materials, and refuse
  • Proactively communicate with foreman, superintendent and coworkers
  • Adhere to safety regulations and report hazards to relevant authorities
  • Inform and advise the management or repairmen for major repairs or maintenance
  • Ability to work outdoors in a hands-on construction environment
  • Always properly use the appropriate PPE for intended use and application
  • Safely use ladders & fall protection and restraint systems
  • Read and understand grade stakes for grade checking and alignment using GPS, lasers, levels and string line
  • Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
  • Understand and demonstrate safe work practices
  • Receive instructions, requests, orders, and information from posted bulletins, memorandums, rules and regulation manuals
  • Adjust, lift and roll rails
  • Sort track material for loading and unloading
  • Install and repair street and railroad crossings
  • Cut brush and vegetation from the right-of-way
  • Clean, grade, or level ballast on railroad tracks
  • Clean tracks or clear ice or snow from tracks or switch boxes
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Participate in group discussions including crew meetings, job briefings, safety meetings or process reviews

 

Position Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience operating heavy equipment in heavy highway construction, more specifically in heavy civil construction, preferred
  • 8-inch lace up, steel toed boots
  • Familiarity with general construction site safety requirements
  • Must be willing to complete manual labor
  • Ability to travel 90-100%
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to obtain eRailSafe badge approval
  • Experience reading and understanding grade stakes for checking grade with GPS, levels, lasers and string lines desired
  • Willing to work hard, follow instructions and learn

 

Working Conditions and additional requirements:

  • Lift and carry up to 100 pounds
  • Works outdoors at construction sites.
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, lifts, bends, and moves objects up to 65 pounds.
  • Exposed to all weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise.
  • May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage.
  • Withstand long hours

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits Offered: Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short/Long term Disability Coverage, 401(k), and Paid vacation.

 

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Company Description
Polivka International is a Weddington, NC based railroad infrastructure specialist. We are Design-Build specialists and General Contractors that self-perform all site civil work for Fortune 500 Companies and all seven Class 1 Railroads. The seven Class 1 Railroads are BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.

For more than 60 years, Polivka International has served the rail industry through network capacity improvements, sidings, parking, intermodal facilities, and terminal improvement projects. Polivka International serves as a design-build specialist and takes pride in providing custom solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Through thoughtful front-end planning and creative problem solving, Polivka International is the company that transforms ideas into reality.

Polivka International

Why Work Here?
We are Design-Build specialists and General Contractors that self-perform all site civil work for all seven Class 1 Railroads.

Polivka International is a Weddington, NC based railroad infrastructure specialist. We are Design-Build specialists and General Contractors that self-perform all site civil work for Fortune 500 Companies and all seven Class 1 Railroads. The seven Class 1 Railroads are BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. For more than 60 years, Polivka International has served the rail industry through network capacity improvements, sidings, parking, intermodal facilities, and terminal improvement projects. Polivka International serves as a design-build specialist and takes pride in providing custom solutions to meet our clients’ needs. Through thoughtful front-end planning and creative problem solving, Polivka International is the company that transforms ideas into reality.

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