Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities.
Grind welds to customers specifications, inspect rail for rail defects. Keep up with production so that finish grinding is complete prior to weld cycle being completed. Personnel must follow all general and safety policies and procedures as established by the Safety Manual.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Grind welds to meet customer specifications
Inspects rail for defects
Attend annual Holland Safety Training
Attend annual FRA Roadway Workers Protection Training
Use of all required tools and equipment for this position (as listed above).
Follow emergency plant procedures, especially shutdown procedures
Follow all other plant operations and procedures.
Attend and participate in ongoing training:
daily job briefings for safety and quality
regular safety meetings
periodic quality classes
team safety & quality meetings
Report all safety violations and unsafe conditions.
Keep work area clean and organized
All plant positions will be cross trained to allow for coverage and relief as needed
During periods of unloading of rail shift and duties may change to hookman and or pointman
May at times be required to utilize company vehicle to move around the facility
Ability to perform required daily stretching exercises
Throughout entire length of shift, ability to stand; use hands and fingers to touch, feel, handle, or manipulate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; walk, stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, crouch, and crawl
Ability to continually operate a 12 lb. 9 hand grinder at approximately waist height throughout entire length of shift; the grinder may be suspended from a tool balancer or stored on a fixture also at approximately waist height.
Ability to turn 80 rail upright using a turning bar (with the assistance of one co-worker with another turning bar) if the rail turns over on the transfer racks
Ability to lift up to 70 lbs
Audio & Visual acuity
Willingness to utilize all personal protective equipment
Exposure on a regular basis to extreme weather conditions.
Exposure to dust and smoke during operations
Exposure to noisy conditions
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); associates degree preferred
1-3 years job related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent communication skills
Know the different kinds of rail defects (e.g., salt burns, piped rail, gouges, wheel burns, etc.) and tolerances for secondhand and new rail.
Have a working knowledge of all required reference/training materials for this position (as listed above)
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Must successfully complete a background check, drug screen and obtain an eRailsafe badge
Willingness to travel via ground, air and rail as necessary
Maintain valid drivers license
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).
About the Company
Holland L.P. is a $275mm organization headquartered in Crete, IL. We have over 1,200 employees who provide a variety of contract services within the railroad industry in North America. We strive to set industry standards for both our service expertise and our equipment in fulfilling our mission outlined in our slogan, A Rail Solutions Partnership Unlike Any Other .
In addition, Holland designs and manufactures equipment and products for utilization by our railroad customers, both domestically and internationally. Our leadership decisions are guided by our core values, which are: Respect, Family, Partnership, Improvement and Integrity.
Holland Company is wholly-owned by The Curran Group, a privately-held holding company located in Crystal Lake, IL.
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