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Tamper Operator
REQUISITION NUMBER:20180511-41502-001
HOME COMPANY:Track Services - Youngstown
COMPANY LOCATION:Track Services - Westfield, MA
BUSINESS UNIT/DEPT:OPERATIONS
JOB LOCATION:Westfield, MA
  
Job Responsibilities:

Position Summary

Operates Tamper in a safe manner to perform maintenance and construction activities in the repair and rebuilding of track structure.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Operates tamping machines to compact earth fills, foundation forms, and finished road materials, according to grade specifications.
• Replaces materials such as rail, ties, switch components, crossing planks, and other track materials.
• Inspects and maintains trucks and 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 equipment safety and maintenance checks, making emergency adjustments as necessary.
• 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.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

• Drives machines onto truck trailers, and drive trucks to transport machines and material to and from job sites.
• Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems encountered.

Job Qualifications:
• A minimum of 3 years experience operating HARSCO 6700 tamper  in a construction environment.
• A valid Commercial Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Driving Record.
• Experience using hand tools, power tools and hydraulic equipment.
• Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures.
• Ability to read and understand construction specifications.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

• Works at construction sites.
• Uses hands to handle and control materials, tools and vehicle controls.
• Sits for long periods of time in a closed vehicle.
• Uses repetitive motions.
• Uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
• Moves or lifts heavy equipment and objects up to 50 pounds.
• Uses eye-hand-foot coordination.
• Exposed to moving mechanical parts.
• Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
• Exposed to loud noise.

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.  Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled).

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