Heavy Equipment Operator/Locomotive Engineer

Location: Fort Bliss, Texas
Technica LLC is seeking hard-working, ambitious individuals to join our team.  For nearly 15 years, Technica has provided services to military, government and commercial customers.  If you meet the qualifications of the position below, we look forward to receiving your application. 

Technica is accepting applications for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator/Locomotive Engineer at Fort Bliss, TX.

  • Primary responsibilities involve operating the train and train movement.
  • Must maintain constant watch over assigned area and equipment, looking for possible hazards, malfunctions, or defective equipment, or track obstructions.
  • Must be knowledgeable of track switching procedures; must know when to engage switch positions, and how to reset switches as applicable.
  • Must be knowledgeable of basic operating characteristics of locomotives when pulling different types of loads, under varying types of weather and track conditions.
  • Must be knowledgeable of coupling and uncoupling procedures with multiple types of rail cars.
  • Must know how to set, release, and control rail car brakes, attach and release brake hoses, close airline angle chocks, to include placement and removal of chocks.
  • Must be able to utilize considerable physical agility and effort pushing, pulling, lifting, and positioning various brake switching and coupling devices.
  • 2 years of prior rail experience required.
  • Must have High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions to include intense heat, heavy wind, blowing sand, heavy rain, and snow and sleet.
  • Must be knowledgeable of federal rail regulations, locomotive maintenance processes, to include Army and government requirements for rail uploads and downloads
  • Completion of an engineer training program and a sufficient number of years of experience working in the industry, often as conductors or brakeman.
  • Must pass vision tests, background checks, drug screenings and proficiency exams.
  • Federal Licensing as a train engineer is mandatory.
Physical Demands
  • Lift on an occasional basis a maximum of 70 pounds with frequent or constant lifting of 40 pounds
  • Must be able to climb in and out of military vehicles and related equipment
  • Must be able to stand for at least two continuous hours
  • Must be able to work in cramped areas for at least two continuous hours
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions to include intense heat, heavy wind, blowing sand, heavy rain, and snow and sleet
Work Environment
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions to include intense heat, heavy wind, blowing sand, heavy rain, snow, and sleet.

Technica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Technica recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace and is committed to equal opportunity.  Technica provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or other status protected by federal, state or local law. Technica hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  

Technica reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and employees.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Technica encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

Technica offers paid time off, health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance benefits, and 401(k) options to all full-time employees. 

This position description is subject to change at any time. Only persons submitting applications through Technica’s on-line application process will be considered for employment.
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