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Laborer / Hostler

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Laborer / HostlerCN is home to opportunities for skilled tradespeople who are interested in continually learning and building a career in a safety-focused, team environment. Working on state-of-the-art equipment and train cars that carry freight from coast-to-coast-to-coast, you'll feel proud knowing you're a part of what makes the economy work. And with paid training, you'll be able to evolve your skills. At CN, the careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Job SummaryThe Laborer/Hostler is responsible for the day-to-day operations in the locomotive shops. The incumbent collaborates with a large team on day-to-day tasks to ensure the success of CN's operations. The role performs outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions and ensures a safe working environment.Major Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment including dollies, high-pressure-washing machines, shovels, and wheelbarrows
  • Drive vehicles including trucks, forklifts, and cranes
  • Operate locomotives
  • Carry out a variety of general tasks, as neededWorking Conditions
    • Available to work shifts, weekends, holidays, nights and occasional overtime when necessary
    • Partially performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions
    • Regular exposure to heat, cold, water, noise, and hazardous materials including oil, grease, battery acid and fumes
    • Protective clothing and equipment required
    • Work at heights with fall restraint
    • Physical: lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 85 pounds occasionally
    • Bend, climb, balance, stoop, squat, kneel, and perform overhead workRequirements
      • High School Diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED)
      • Valid driver's license
      • Must be at least 18 years of age
      • Ability to work autonomously, adapt to different situations, and manage stress
      • Demonstrate good teamwork and maintain positive interactions with others
      • Good verbal, reading comprehension, and writing skills
      • Ability to determine the condition of objects and parts for wear and defects
      • Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction
      • Hand-eye coordination
      • Vocational and technical training and/or knowledge of Rail Operating RulesTrainingThe incumbent receives paid classroom and on-the-job training. Successful completion of the training program is mandatory in order to work as a Laborer/Hostler.This position is a unionized position. As such, pay and benefits are governed by the applicable collective agreement.About CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Memphis , Laborer / Hostler, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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