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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- Enterprising / Realistic
- Realistic / Conventional
- Perform services in a flexible manner
Adapt service approach when circumstances change.
- Shunt inbound loads
Shunt inbound freight loads to and from railcars for inbound and outbound trains.
- 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.
- Manoeuvre heavy trucks
Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.
- Work on uneven surfaces
Perform work on uneven surfaces; climb ladders and execute tasks on top of railcars.
- Handle intermodal equipment
Handle intermodal equipment e.g. cranes, sideloaders, forklifts and hostler trucks.
- Accommodate cargo in freight transport vehicle
Properly position, cushion, restrain and balance cargo.
- 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.
- Follow quality standards
Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.
- 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.
- Lift heavy weights
Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.
- Operate on-board computer systems
Operate on-board computer systems in heavy trucks and vehicles; communicate with yard management computer system.
- Ensure health, safety and security measures
Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.
- Operate cranes
Operate cranes to move, position, lift or place machinery, equipment or other large objects at various locations.
- Shunt outbound loads
Shunt outbound freight loads to and from inbound and outbound trains.
- Operate forklift
Operate a forklift, a vehicle with a pronged device in front for lifting and carrying heavy loads.
- Apply techniques for stacking goods into containers
Apply techniques required to stack materials into containers. Use techniques to maximise the space in containers.
- Mark differences in colours
The ability to mark or detect differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
- Climb on railcars
Have the physical abilities to climb on and into railcars following adequate security procedures.
Optional knowledge and skillsread maps tolerate stress perform manual work autonomously meet deadlines handle paperwork follow verbal instructions
Common job titles
- Intermodal equipment operator
- Forklift operator
- Terminal operators
- Terminal operator - 191885br
- Experienced crane operators and yard jockeys
- Equipment operators - yard jockey's needed
- Estimator / forklift operator
- Intermodal dispatch
- Hostler driver
- Safety champion