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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Switchman in Chehalis, Washington

Summary Description

The general purpose of this position is to perform railcar switching duties which includes operating switches, operating switching equipment, and coupling and uncoupling rail rolling stock. This position performs the activities to move railcars throughout a facility to enable their repair.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates equipment in compliance with all facility and company policies, including location blue flag policy.

  • Communicate issues, concerns or delays with car movement to supervisor and Plant Superintendent.

  • Performs daily maintenance and safety inspections, and reports concerns to supervisor to site EHS Manager.

  • Must keep work area clean and in good working condition.

  • Other duties as assigned, including general labor tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong attention to details and Eye- Hand coordination.

  • Persistent / Dedicated

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Perform/ prioritize multiple tasks with attention to details.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Able to work overtime as needed to meet car movement needs.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma required

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • The team member in this position is required to exert up to 50 pounds of force

  • Ability to work in and outdoor environment in all weather conditions inducing hot/cold, dry/humid and wet/dusty conditions.

  • Ability to work in an industrial plant environment, and wear PPE as required for the task

N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 -- 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)

Stand -- C

Reach Above Shoulder -- O



Walk -- F

Climb -- F

12 lbs. or less -- F

10 lbs. or less -- F

Sit -- O

Crawl -- O

13 -- 25 lbs. -- O

11 -- 20 lbs. -- O

Handling/Fingering -- C

Squat/Kneel -- O

26 -- 40 lbs. -- O

21 -- 50 lbs. ­ - O

Reach Outward -- C

Bend -- O

41 -- 100 lbs. ­ O

51 -- 100 lbs. -- N

Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group Production

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled