Operator, Houston, Texas, United States (Job Has Expired)

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Primary Purpose:
- Work with crews loading/unloading, switching, & spotting railcars
- Operate a variety of heavy equipment such as but not limited to locomotive, overhead gantry crane, front end loader, man-lift, excavator, forklift, and hand tools
- Diagnose problems and maintain a variety of bulk handling equipment
- Assist in the transportation and movement of petroleum coke
- Service and lubricates machines and equipment, operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications
- General cleanup of petcoke thru the use of front end loader/skid steer, shovels, and water hose, cleans and perform basic housekeeping duties
- Notify crew leader or supervisor of breakdowns or malfunctions
- Maintain radio communication with crews to insure proper operation
- Understand inspection procedures and inspection reports on equipment
- Performs equipment preventive maintenance, i.e.: lubricating, cleaning, adding gear lubricants, and documents all activity performed.
- Greases, oils, and performs minor repairs on crane, front-end loader, equipment, and crusher daily.
- High school/GED; and 1 - 3 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- In order to appropriately perform the essential duties of this job, regular work attendance is required
- Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operators driver license and have the willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment
- Must obtain Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by Kinder Morgan at all locations
- Must be willing to work shift and/or overtime hours during the week and/or weekends as dictated by operations
- Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules

Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge
-Heavy equipment operator certification for equipment (locomotive, skid steer, excavator) being operated and when required
-Background in handling railcars, spotting and performing switching operations
- Must be willing and able to work as a part of team.
- Treat people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.
- Prioritize and plans work activities using time efficiently, plans for additional resources, organizers schedules of other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans.
- Keep required job schedules
Physical Demands:
- Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and also but not limited to: heights in excess of 5 feet, moving mechanical parts, moving on track rail equipment, fumes, airborne particles, vibration, and uneven terrain. Usual high noise level in work environment
- Required to stand, walk, and climb, for extended periods of time
- Communication with Supervision and coworkers via radio or hand signals
- Must wear fire retardant clothing
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions:
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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Houston, Texas, United States
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