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MO- 1 GateSync Operator

Loram Maintenance of Way

This is a Full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA posted February 2, 2021.

Job Title: Machine Operator 1

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Operations

Reports to: Assistant Manager, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

Machine Operator 1 (MO1) is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing company railway maintenance and inspection equipment. This position can operate Loram’s on track MOW equipment and/or on track vehicles with supervision in both operating and travel modes. In this role you may be assigned to various types of equipment platforms dependent on business needs and demands.

Safety Focused

Ability to lead a comprehensive and appropriate job briefing during operations shifts, maintenance shifts, and while conducting maintenance tasks.

Consistently follows safe work processes, procedures and rules

Understands on track safety and can explain specifics when asked

Able to locate all emergency equipment and demonstrate correct operation

Machine Operations and Technical Knowledge

Conducts machine inspections to identify problems, defects, changes, and hazards and communicates conditions to the operator or supervisor and performs common repairs as instructed. Provides accurate feedback that allows machine leadership to make maintenance decisions

Accurately records and reports common parts used to supervisor, including floor stock

Performs maintenance and repairs according to set schedules and policies

Accurately describes gauge and HMI functions as they relate to machine operation

Demonstrates the ability to document and complete daily field reporting, personal expense reporting, field lodging, and other administrative reporting as necessary

Safety Awareness

Values Based

Learning on the Fly

Action Oriented


Personal Learning

3+ Months Experience working with Loram equipment or equivalent in a 24/7 environment; Some assignments require Excavator experience. Meet all relevant or applicable pre-qualifications as noted in the general description for this role and Loram’s career development matrix.
Basic knowledge of equipment repair in areas of hydraulics and electrical.
Knows and understands operation, maintenance and repair of heavy equipment.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
Must have general knowledge and understanding of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems of heavy industrial equipment.
Knowledge of typical rail cars and their basic components helpful.
Need to have basic computer understanding and use.
Skilled in the operation of heavy equipment.
Ability to perform physical labor and heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions to accomplish goals.
Ability to safely operate, maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment.

Licenses/Certifications: Maintain Railroad Certifications, CPR/First Aid, valid Driver’s License

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

100% travel, including international, using any method of transportation.

Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.

Excellent communication skills used within any social context.

Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.

Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.

Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment.

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