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Locomotive Operator

at Kinder Morgan, inc.

Posted: 6/22/2019
Job Reference #: 61269
Categories: Customer Service

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Position Type:

Full Time

Experience Required:

1 - 3 Years

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Position Description

Responsible for the safe, efficient and quality conscious operation of assisting in the movement of locomotives and train cars by throwing switches, setting brakes, coupling and uncoupling cars, observing for hazards, flagging and signaling, while maintaining proper communication and complying with all training provided to enable employee to perform operations required in accordance with Kinder Morgan work instructions and government regulations (EPA, FRA and OSHA),Assure the work being performed consistently meets or exceeds the expectations of the superintendent, as well as published policies and procedures.

Position Requirements

roperly operate locomotive on KM and Shared Assets tracks; weighing railcars, shifting and sorting inbound and outbound freight cars.

Complete pre-use inspection of assigned equipment or tools, reporting deficiencies to Supervisor.

Perform individual switching, flagging, coupling, uncoupling, brake setting

Maintain constant watch over assigned area and equipment, checking continually for operating hazards, malfunctioning or defective equipment, track and track obstructions.

Plan the movement of rail cars, execute proper movement following directions communicated by Switchman or alternate ground crew member

Judge throttle position and brake application to ensure controlled travel speed , stopping and coupling distances; based on radio or

ust be able to read and understand all Standard Operating Procedures

Must be able to complete all required check lists

Must be able to communicate clearly with co-workers

Must be able to stay focused and maintain constant awareness of surroundings

Must be able to understand and comply with all requirements for any emergency

Must be ble to understand and comply with oral and written instructions, in English
Must be able to take direction / supervision and work cooperatively with other peoplehand signals provided byground crew member

Must be willing and able to work extended hours / days / weekends/ holidays as needed

Will be subject to working rotating schedules as assigned

Must be available for non-scheduled shifts as needed

Will be subject to working in varying and extreme weather conditions

Must be willing to join Local Unioin

Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Subject to pre-employment background and drug screens

Be continually aware of motorists, pedestrians and mobile equipment and crane operations in the work area and provide point protection in the direction of the train movement, locomotive lead.

Must identify the various types of rail cars, give consideraton to whether or not they are loaded or empty to estimate stopping

May be re-assigned to general duty tasks in all areas of opeation at the terminal. Extensive training will be provided to comply with operating trucks, lift trucks, loaders, vessel and warehouse ops, as well as safety and environemt courses .Perform Dual Verification as required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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