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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.

 

Herzog Contracting Corp. is currently seeking a Tamper Operator in the Melbourne, Florida area.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain written documentation pertaining to the job.
  • Ability to meet objectives through managing others.
  • Perform maintenance and repair on related equipment used in Maintenance of Way, as necessary.
  • Follow proper safety and housekeeping procedures pertaining to the job and employees under management.
  • Instruct and direct others, determine priorities and assign workforce accordingly.
  • Operates tamping machines to perform the work the machine is designed for. Which is the raising, leveling and aligning of the Railroad Track Structure to the desired specifications of the owner and per the precise job specifications and requirements.
  • Manages and performs the dumping of ballast, the regulating of ballast and other supervisory tasks required for surfacing operations.
  • Inspects and maintains trucks and equipment on a daily basis including but not limited to any attached apparatuses such as boom, hi-rail gear, tools, etc.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performs daily equipment safety and maintenance checks, making emergency adjustments as necessary and documentation per daily inspection and repairs reports.
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Studies instructions, plans, and diagrams to establish work requirements.
  • Performs mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs in the field and or the shop.
  • Communicates with direct supervisor on daily production, safety issues, and mechanical repairs.
  • Orders parts on their own and communicates with mechanical supervisor.
  • Drives machines onto truck trailers.
  • Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 year’s experience operating a Mark IV and/or 6700 Jackson tamper.
  • Track record of successful project management.
  • Basic Internet and computer skills.
  • Successful management of surfacing projects.
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools and hydraulic equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to work on their own in remote locations independently.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a Mark IV and/or Jackson 6700 tamper.
  • Willingness to wear the proper and required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as hard hat, steel toed boots, eye and hear protection and face shields and other PPE required for specific tasks.
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner with owners, owners representatives, customers and direct supervisor.
  • Ability to work a computer or other hand held device for payroll reports, equipment reports, safety and equipment reports and email correspondence.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow and distinguish auditory signals

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification. 
  • Subject to motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle. 
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.

 

Safety:

  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

 

Benefits:

  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position click the Apply button below.

 

It is the policy of Herzog Contracting Corp. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.