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Founded in 1969, Herzog is headquartered in St. Joseph, Missouri, with a satellite office in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Over the course of our 50+ year history, Herzog has become a national leader in the construction, operations and maintenance of commuter rail, light rail, streetcar, and freight rail projects.  

 

We believe our culture is at the heart of our existence. It is that belief which empowers every member of our professional family to act with purpose and passion as they advance their career throughout their personal pursuit of excellence.

 

Backed by over five decades of experience, Herzog delivers exceptional customer service and elite results. 

 

Our success is the outcome of our relentless pursuit of excellence, our passion for our customers, safety without compromise, and a deep-rooted belief in the power of team.

 

We invite you to join us on our journey to excellence as we work to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.

 

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • 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.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years-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, owner’s 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 physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position 
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.

 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Regularly lift up to 75 pounds of weight, up to an end height of 36 inches for a distance of up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 pounds of weight, up to an end height of 48 inches for a distance of up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly carry weight up to 16 pounds for a distance of up to 100 feet.
  • Regularly push/pull a force up to 25 pounds for up to eight minutes continuously.
  • Regularly grasp/squeeze equipment or tools with a force up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly ascend and descend a 10 step ladder with up to 25 pounds. Frequently climb on/off equipment.
  • Regularly ascend/descend a step with a height of 28 inches from the floor.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to 1 mile.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).
  • Available to work a 40 hour work week subject to overtime, on call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must successfully pass color/vision examinations as required by the position.
  • Must be able to hear and distinguish auditory signals.

 

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.

 

Why Herzog:

Led by our beliefs and executed through our behaviors, at Herzog we build upon each other’s contributions by collaborating to make great things possible.

 

When you join Herzog, we give you the ability and authority to do the same. We will help you take charge of your 20 square feet in a manner that you will facilitate your growth and advancement as a person, as a member of our professional family and in your career.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, click the Apply button below to start an application.

 

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.