The Switchman is responsible for conducting rail operations to ensure that all rail conditions and operations are in compliance with safety, environmental, and operational policies / procedures / needs.
Typical duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Ensuring strict compliance with safety policies and procedures.
Ensuring strict compliance with environmental requirements.
Complying with all facility & operating policies and procedures.
Performing required activities that include but not limited to: manual operation of equipment, control of systems, recording & logging production data via paper logs and / or software.
Performing regular housekeeping activities to ensure safe & clean work environment.
Performing operator maintenance activities and participate in troubleshooting issues as they arise.
Performing equipment preparation & permitting of maintenance activities via standard safe work practices.
Participation in continuous training provided for day-to-day operations.
Participation in emergency situations as required.
Ensuring proper shift turn-over by effective written and oral communications about activity that occurred
Maintaining good communications with peers and management team within the unit and other departments.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Rail experience serving as switchman, conductor, or engineer
Willingness to comply with all safety rules and processes
Willingness to support policy of a drug-free work environment
Willingness to serve on Emergency Response Team
Demonstrate knowledge of General Code of Operating Rules
Straight nights shift schedule (nights, weekends, holidays and overtime)
Must be authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship
Must be at least 21 years old
Must be able to pass a manual dexterity exam; lift a minimum of 50 lbs., climb ladders without fear of heights, bend, pull, push, run up to one mile, etc.
Ability to multi-task and be thorough with activities
Ability to manage stress
Ability to work as a team
Good verbal and written communication skills (fluent in English)
Good mechanical aptitude
Knowledge of SAP
Knowledge of process, laboratory, and mechanical operations
Knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e. OSHA, FRA, EPA, TCEQ, RCRA)
Knowledge of PLC / DCS systems
Experience working in a Chemical Manufacturing Plant
Experience with safe work practices
Experience with maintenance activities
Experience with Emergency Response
Experience in a leadership position