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Northern Rail Services, LLC Equipment Operator/CDL Driver in West Springfield, Massachusetts

General Summary/Description: Local railroad construction company seeking motivated individual to join our growing team and expanding business. Candidate must have a valid driver\'s license and acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR). Candidate must have reliable transportation, must be able to get to shop daily. Periodic overnight travel may be required. Travel expenses and transportation provided to job sites and out-of-town work. The work week is four 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday. Plenty of opportunity for overtime. All work is considered safety sensitive and is highly regulated by the Federal Railroad Association (FRA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). Supervision received may vary from close to moderate depending on level of experience. Typical work includes loading and unloading various types of materials and tools in/off trucks at the shop or at work sites. Work includes operating heavy duty construction equipment including the use of shovels, picks, compressors, heavy duty pneumatic tools, grinders, and various tools associated with railroad work. Work may involve redirecting traffic, cleaning up debris, place barricades and other duties/work associated with railroad construction, maintenance, and repair. Candidate will assist skilled workers during construction, maintenance, and repair projects. Responsibilities include the safe operation of company equipment. Candidates will be required to abide by all FRA safety-sensitive work and company health and safety policies. Our team is very diversified, we seek to promote from within and we train the needed skills required to perform railroad maintenance and construction. Our goal is to train our staff to enhance performance and offer the opportunities to advance your career. We are a family-oriented business. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Qualifications: 21 years of age Valid driver\'s license (must provide a MVR) Must meet preemployment DOT physical requirements (DOT card). Must be able to pass a DOT drug and alcohol test. Will be subject to provide past drug tests and/or any attendance of substance abuse programs. Must submit to a CORI/SORI, background check. Must be physically capable of lifting greater than 50 pounds for extended periods of time during the day. Must be comfortable using a wide range of equipment and tools, strong mechanical and technical skills a plus. CDL A and/or B with the ability to move heavy duty equipment (preferred). CDL-A with a minimum of 1 year of commercial driving a plus Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the use of tools, equipment and materials commonly used in railroad construction, maintenance, and repair work. Ability to demonstrate safe operation of construction equipment (excavator, wheel loader, forklift, grapple truck boom operation) Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to perform manual laboring tasks for extended periods, potentially under adverse weather conditions. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Hydraulic Hoisting license which includes plows, forklifts, excavators, wheel loaders (preferred). Certificate of tractor trailer training (preferred). Benefits: (begin after 90-day probationary period and subject to company policies) Health insurance Simple IRA contributions Vacation (after 1 year of employment) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Sick leave Paid holidays Personal time