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
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.
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