Rail Operator I - CA

Job Locations US-CA-Goshen
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/10/2022 2:11 PM)
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This is an experienced position responsible for bulk receiving operations by rail car, maintenance of associated parts/equipment, and providing back-up support to other roles.  This position is also responsible for the cleanliness of the general plant area, with an emphasis in the rail yard. 


  • Unload bulk commodities from rail cars
  • Operate locomotive, trackmobile, forklift, and other equipment to support production
  • Switch rail cars within rail yard for product offload into receiving pits.
  • Maintain radio communication with other rail team members and supervisor.
  • Operate augers, belt-driven machinery, and elevators used in the production process.
  • Operate various machinery to support production.
  • Clean-up leftover product around silos, receiving pits and rails.
  • Clear documentation of bulk receiving records and rail car seals to maintain traceability.
  • Functionally cross-trained in other support roles.
  • Perform routine maintenance of all equipment associated with the rail receiving process.
  • Report any observed product quality issues to appropriate manager/supervisor
  • Perform repetitive movement (e.g. pushing/pulling leg controls) with both feet.
  • Perform repetitive tasks (e.g. grasping objects, fine manipulation, push/pull, assemble objects, etc) with both hands.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two (2) years’ related experience preferred.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Basic operating knowledge of augers, belt-driven machinery, elevators, and other equipment used in the production process.


  • Multi-task and handle continuous interruptions without losing focus.
  • Concentrate and remain focused despite repeated interruptions.
  • Strong follow-through skills.
  • Self-motivated and accountable for results.
  • Safely operate all yard equipment referenced in the essential duties.
  • Able to work on a time deadline and follow instructions.
  • Perform critical thinking and troubleshoot.
  • Write clearly and legibly to keep detailed and accurate records.

Physical Requirments

  • Frequently lift/carry objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds.
  • Frequently twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, bend, climb, push, and/or pull.
  • Frequently reach for objects in performance of the specific essential job tasks.
  • Occasionally lift/move/push/pull objects weighing up to and including 100 pounds.
  • Occasionally perform overhead lifting of objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds, with or without assistance.
  • Vision sufficient to safely perform the specific essential jobs tasks outlined.


  • Continuously exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Regularly exposed to work near moving parts/equipment.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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