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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Equipment Operator: Amory, MS

Equipment Operator: Amory, MS


The Equipment Operator will be responsible for handling dry bulk and break-bulk materials with full-service transloading and distribution capabilities.

The ability to work with others to be productive is essential to the success of this position, the company, and all team members. All team members in the entire organization are to treat each other in the same manner that they would expect to be treated themselves.

Essential Functions:

  • Must maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance
  • Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math.
  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment.
  • Working knowledge of Watco Safety and Operating principles
  • Complete all applicable documentation, recordkeeping and daily inventory.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift up to 50 pounds alone, twist, climb. Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with all team members, vendors, and customers 100% of the time
  • Participate in safety briefings, job briefings, and any other pass on information from team members, management or customer.
  • Operate in a manner where SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT are of the highest importance.
  • Climb onto top and underneath railcars in order to inspect and seal railcars using a checklist
  • Perform structural inspections as required.
  • Prepare equipment for product transfer.
  • Start, stop, and operate engines/pumps within defined operating parameters.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work outside majority of the time and withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Must maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction and follow work rules, as well as, take on additional job responsibilities as needed or assigned.
  • Flexibility required; ability to work days, nights, weekends.


  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to pass training and required testing

Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used:

  • Forklift, power tools, hydraulic equipment, power drills, and basic hand tools (i.e., wrench, screw driver, sockets, measuring tape, etc.)
  • PPE: hard hat, safety glasses, splash goggles, face shield, gloves, steel toed boots, fire retardant clothing, full face respirator.

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

  % Time N S O F C  
Sitting     X        
Standing       X      
Walking           X  

floor – waist

N S O F C lbs. 30lbs


N S O F C lbs. 10-15lbs

above shoulder

N S O F C lbs. 0-5lbs


N S O F C lbs. 20lbs

Distance 25 feet



N S O F C Minimal 10-15lbs
  X       lbs force


  N S O F C  
Climbing         X  
Balancing     X      
Stooping / Bending       X    
Twisting*     X      
Squatting / Kneeling       X    
Crawling   X        
Foot Controls   X        


  N S O F C  
Reaching             Forward

(Level)            Below Waist


Above Shoulder

Handle/Grasp         X    
Fine Finger Manipulation     X        
Hand Controls         X    
Repetitive Motion         X Body part: Handsarms Cycles/hr.    
Vibratory Tasks     X        


  N S O F C  
Talking       X    
Hearing         X  


  N S O F C   N S O F C
Exposure to Weather         X Noise Intensity         X
Extreme Cold       X   Atmospheric Conditions     X    
Extreme Hot       X   Exposed Heights         X
Wet and / or Humidity     X     Exposure to Electricity   X      
Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts         X Exposure to Toxic / Caustic Chemicals         X


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