FE Material Handler Operator -Transload Operations (Maidsville, WV)

FE Material Handler Operator – Transload Operations


Requisition ID: 1213

Material Handler Operators are responsible for performing tasks associated with offloading barges as well as maintenance on equipment and the safety of fellow teammates, and the environment. They must be able to perform tasks in all weather conditions outside. Work is performed on 40 hours a week shift. This position will require overtime.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize safety at all times, adhering to company safety regulations and procedures without compromise.
  • Conduct thorough inspections, promptly correcting and notifying others of any safety conditions affecting people or equipment.
  • Utilize all safety equipment effectively as mandated by company policies.
  • Operate material handler with minimal supervision, ensuring efficient and safe handling of materials.
  • Manipulate machine controls to regulate speed and direction of movements, as well as raise and lower machine boom and bucket for offloading coal from barges into a hopper.
  • Perform daily inspections of the machine for safety issues and conduct monthly and quarterly inspections as scheduled.
  • Utilize appropriate power tools for repairs when necessary and identify malfunctioning parts or services needing attention.
  • Lift, position, and place machinery, equipment, or other objects as needed at facilities and on barges.
  • Maintain precision and accuracy in all work performed.
  • Learn and strictly adhere to all company policies, as well as OSHA and federal regulations.
  • Assist with other tasks as required when not operating the material handler.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven experience operating material handling equipment.
  • Proficient understanding of safety protocols and procedures.
  • Ability to operate machinery with precision and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of basic power tools and equipment maintenance.
  • Must possess or have the ability to acquire a Transportation Worker's Identification Card (TWIC)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certification or training in material handling equipment operation.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the maritime industry.
  • Familiarity with OSHA and federal regulations pertaining to material handling operations.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.

Physical Capabilities:

The unpredictable, ever-changing, and inherently dangerous nature of towboat operations requires the laborers to be physically qualified to ensure his/her own safety, as well as that of the team members. Specific physical requirements include:

  • Traverse boats, barges, and tows a minimum of two (2) miles per day, including on wet or slick surfaces.
  • Transport equipment of 60 to 100 pounds up to 500 feet.
  • Ascend/Descend a 90 degree ladder up to 40 feet.
  • Move, transport, and position equipment up to 100 pounds.
  • Position self to move through 18-inch diameter hatch.
  • Move two (2) feet horizontally and vertically.
  • Maintain constant communication with team members.
  • Ability to recognize and identify distant objects and recognize distances between objects.
  • Ability to work in environments with fluctuating temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and kneel for extended periods.
  • Capability to perform tasks in confined spaces and at heights.
  • Work shift a min. of 40 hours a week. (overtime may be required)

Note that nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time, and the list of job tasks is not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by management as needed.


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Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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