Nov 28, 2018

Intermodal Service Employee

$19.00 - $20.00 hourly
  • ITS
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
Full time Transportation

Job Description

Intermodal Service Employees (ISE) are responsible for safely performing activities and completing processes that place customer freight for movement on a train from the origin to the CSX Intermodal Terminal destination across our network. The ISEs will also be responsible for ensuring the availability of our customers’ freight for pick up after arriving at the destination terminal.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
The activities and responsibilities fall into four broad categories (Securement, Yard/Lift Operations, Clerical and other)
Securement tasks include:

  • Ascending and descending rail cars
  • Inspection and securement of trailers, containers and intermodal flatcars
  • Assisting lift operators in the proper positioning of equipment
  • Lifting of interbox connectors (IBC) and related accessories
  • Operation of powered vehicles known as IBC carts
  • Working in a high-paced outdoor environment around moving equipment and vehicles

Yard and Lift operations include:

  • Operating utility tractors (hostlers) to move equipment on the terminal and operating lift machines that place and remove equipment to and from railcars.
  • Connecting, moving, and parking of chassis, trailers and containers on terminal property.
  • Inspection of equipment for condition and operational readiness
  • Ascending and descending vehicle ladder/stairs
  • Connecting and disconnecting airlines (gladhands)
  • Manually operating crank handle to raise and lower chassis landing gear legs
  • Operation of various lift equipment configurations to load and unload trailers and containers to/from railcars, stacks, ground or chassis.
  • Prolonged sitting in equipment cabs
  • Use of joystick controls, radios, equipment displays and onboard computers
  • Lifting and lowering containers and trailers from elevated heights safely and efficiently

Clerical duties include:

  • Utilize Microsoft Office systems
  • Utilize computer systems to obtain and/or input information regarding intermodal car and/or equipment
  • Knowledge of hazmat requirements and ability to respond to minor spills as necessary

Other duties require:

  • Knowledge of FRA and AAR securement regulations and railway line clearance requirements
  • The ability to work positively and contribute to a team focused on customer service and accomplishing productivity targets.
  • Ability to identify or analyze defective components and indicate the necessary corrective action
  • Inspection and application of end-of-train device and performance of airbrake tests
  • Ability to clean, lubricate and maintain securement devices and other special intermodal equipment

Pay Rate: $19.48 Hourly. Paid 90% of hourly rate for the first 8 months.
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year experience working in a heavy industrial environment
  • 1 year experience operating heavy machinery
  • 3 years of outdoor work experience
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement
  • Mechanical, electrical, and computer aptitude

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (Provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (Problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Basic math
  • Basic computer skills

Physical Requirements

  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
  • Physical agility, including lifting, pushing, pulling, and walking
  • Walk long distances over uneven terrain
  • Driving a tractor/trailer combination in an industrial setting
  • Ascend or descend equipment ladders and stairs
  • Prolonged sitting in equipment cabs
  • Moderately heavy to heavy industrial work
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
  • Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer’s weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment.

Employment Conditions

  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is required
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a background screening
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is required
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical test
  • An active employee who changes to a new craft may be required to permanently relinquish his/her seniority in the former craft unless otherwise provided for in the applicable collective bargaining agreement or other governing agreement.

Environmental Conditions

  • Work outside in all weather conditions at elevated heights
  • May be in a gated booth adjacent to the entry lanes
  • Combination of indoor and outdoor work environment in all weather conditions

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All internal candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.
CSX Company: CSX Intermodal TerminalsPrimary Location: United States-OH-ClevelandTax Status: Railroad RetirementOvertime Status: Non-exemptClosing Date: Nov 5, 2018, 10:59:00 PMNumber of Openings: 28Travel: No

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