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Excavator Operator

Job in Bakersfield - Kern County - CA California - USA
Company: Loram
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-23
Job specializations:
  • Manufacturing
Job Description & How to Apply Below


Machine Operator 1 (MO1) Slot SPS Excavator Operator is a field based position 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 with primary operation focus on excavation equipment (CAT). This position will also train into utilizing and operating the SPS (self-powered) equipment operations which requires additional certification through Loram.


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
  • Listening
  • 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. This is a 21/7 field based schedule, traveling and working in various US based locations, which may also require travel to Canada on future rotations.

    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.

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience with the use of heavy equipment preferred. Excavator use preferred.
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license and be insurable by the Company insurance carrier.
  • Knows and understands operation, maintenance, and repair of specialized components of a Cat 318 excavator or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of hazards, safety precautions and operating limits of Cate 318 excavator or equivalent.
  • Must have general knowledge and understanding of hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems of Cat 318 excavator or equivalent.
  • Need to know how to use a computer
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