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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- Mark differences in colours
Identify differences between colours, such as shades of colour.
- 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.
- Shunt inbound loads
Shunt inbound freight loads to and from railcars for inbound and outbound trains.
- Work on uneven surfaces
Perform work on uneven surfaces; climb ladders and execute tasks on top of railcars.
- Operate cranes
Operate cranes to move, position, lift or place machinery, equipment or other large objects at various locations.
- 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 on-board computer systems
Operate on-board computer systems in heavy trucks and vehicles; communicate with yard management computer system.
- Manoeuvre heavy trucks
Drive, manoeuvre and park tractors, trailers and lorries on roads, around tight corners, and in parking spaces.
- Accommodate cargo in freight transport vehicle
Properly position, cushion, restrain and balance cargo.
- Perform services in a flexible manner
Adapt service approach when circumstances change.
- 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.
- Climb on railcars
Have the physical abilities to climb on and into railcars following adequate security procedures.
- 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.
- Lift heavy weights
Lift heavy weights and apply ergonomic lifting techniques to avoid damaging the body.
- Apply techniques for stacking goods into containers
Apply techniques required to stack materials into containers. Use techniques to maximise the space in containers.