Profession rail intermodal equipment operator

Rail intermodal equipment operators assist in the loading of trailers and containers on and off railcars and chassis. They manoeuvre tractor-trailer combinations around tight corners and in and out of parking spaces. They use an on-board computer peripheral to communicate with yard management computer system and to identify railcars.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Handle intermodal equipment

    Handle intermodal equipment e.g. cranes, sideloaders, forklifts and hostler trucks.

  • Operate forklift

    Operate a forklift, a vehicle with a pronged device in front for lifting and carrying heavy loads.

  • Understand supply chain improvements in relation to profit gains

    Interpret how the supply chain improvements will impact company profits. Intensify the improvement in those processes that will streamline the supply chain most effectively while generating most profit.

  • Mark differences in colours

    The ability to mark or detect differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • Manoeuvre heavy trucks

    Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.

  • Climb on railcars

    Have the physical abilities to climb on and into railcars following adequate security procedures.

  • Lift heavy weights

    Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.

  • Work on uneven surfaces

    Perform work on uneven surfaces; climb ladders and execute tasks on top of railcars.

  • Perform services in a flexible manner

    Adapt service approach when circumstances change.

  • Operate on-board computer systems

    Operate on-board computer systems in heavy trucks and vehicles; communicate with yard management computer system.

  • Shunt inbound loads

    Shunt inbound freight loads to and from railcars for inbound and outbound trains.

  • Accommodate cargo in freight transport vehicle

    Properly position, cushion, restrain and balance cargo.

  • Analyse supply chain strategies

    Examine an organisation's planning details of production, their expected output units, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements. Provide suggestions in order to improve products, service quality and reduce costs.

  • Operate cranes

    Operate cranes to move, position, lift or place machinery, equipment or other large objects at various locations.

  • Apply techniques for stacking goods into containers

    Apply techniques required to stack materials into containers. Use techniques to maximise the space in containers.

  • Analyse supply chain trends

    Analyse and make predictions about trends and evolutions in supply chain operations in relation to technology, efficiency systems, types of products shipped, and logistical requirements for shipments, in order to remain at the forefront of supply chain methodologies.

  • Shunt outbound loads

    Shunt outbound freight loads to and from inbound and outbound trains.

Optional knowledge and skills

meet deadlines handle paperwork perform manual work autonomously read maps tolerate stress follow verbal instructions