Rail Loader - New Boston (130) New Boston, Texas

ARL is seeking rail loaders. Rail loaders drive vehicles onto the rail cars, place seat covers and keys in the proper place, secure vehicles to the rail cars with the appropriate chocks, climb down rail cars. Candidates must be able to climb rail cars (up to 15 feet), lift 50 pound bridge plates, work outdoors in all types of weather, drive automatic and stick-shift vehicles, work safely at all times, follow directions, work in a team environment, work weekends and holidays, work 12 hours shifts, and possess a positive attitude. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, clean driving record, pass a background check, drug screen and physical.

This job is very physical. Employees are out of doors 100% of the time. They climb down the rail cars at least 70 times a day; lift bridge plates (50 pounds overhead) 40+ times a day; and bend under the vehicles to chock them to the rail cars 150+ times a day.

Employees work in all types of weather - rain, sleet, snow, blowing snow, high winds, high heat. This is a 24/7 operation.


Starting pay $12.43 to $14.57 to start.


Essential Duties    

  • Drive customer vehicles onto rail cars from staging lines in a safe and efficient manner
  • Secure customer vehicles to rail cars by using chains or chocks as required by manufactures
  • Set-up rail car bridge plates
  • Raise and lower rail car decks
  • Open/Close rail car doors
  • Operate loading ramps
  • Check vehicles for damage
  • Drive vehicles to/from staging areas
  • Various duties as assigned or required to help the facility function in a team environment
  • Adhere to all ARL and AAR safety standards
  • Train new employees and temporary workers
  • Ability to react to change and handle other essential tasks as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Able to write, read, and comprehend documents at a 6th grade level
  • Valid driver’s license; good driving record
  • Able to follow directions, both written and verbal
  • Able to drive both standard and automatic automobiles
  • Able to adhere to strict quality standards without variance
  • Good visual ability
  • Knowledge of the use of hand tools (i.e., wrenches, screw drivers, ratchets, etc.)
  • Must have a good sense of balance
  • Able to work at a height approximately 15 feet above the ground
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds over head
  • Able to push, pull, or carry up to 85 pounds
  • Able to pass Safe Driving, Rail and Buck Ramp quizzes with 80% accuracy or better
  • Able to stand, walk, and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to obtain e-railSafe certification for site access


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