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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. General Helper in Longview, Texas

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


The general helper position is responsible for performing manual duties related to maintaining the grounds, facilities, and equipment according to safe, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Perform a variety of manual duties as directed (i.e. shop and yard areas, clean walls, floors, and equipment).

*Pick up and move sand, scrap materials, and trash.

*Load and unload trucks (manually or with material handling equipment)

*Must successfully complete the SWSTL forklift certification course.

*Move materials to production or warehouse areas.

*Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties

*Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision

*Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas

*Be responsible for the proper use and care of SWSTL equipment.

*Keep work area clean and orderly

*Follow directions of supervisor

*Understand and abide by the policies, procedures, and standards of SWSTL and/or The Greenbrier Companies (GBX)

*Other miscellaneous duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

*Must be able to read, speak, and understand English

*Technical Capacity

*Ethical Conduct

*Communication Proficiency

*Results Driven


  • Must possess a valid drivers license

Education and Experience

*High School Diploma (or equivalent)



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: continuously

Walk: continuously

Sit: occasionally

Climb: occasionally

Crawl: occasionally

Squat or kneel: occasionally

Bend: occasionally

Fine Manipulation: occasionally

Reach Outward: occasionally

Reach above shoulder: occasionally

Drive company vehicle: frequently

Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less: continuously

11 -- 20 lbs: continuously

21 -- 50 lbs: frequently

51 -- 100 lbs: occasionally

Over 100 lbs: N/A

Push / Pull

10 lbs or less: continuously

10 -- 20 lbs: frequently

20 -- 50 lbs: occasionally

51 -- 100 lbs: occasionally

Over 100 lbs: N/A

Working Conditions

*Wear the required safety equipment properly, for at least 8 hrs/day without duress

*Manually lift up to 60 lbs. (anything over 60 lbs requires 2 people to lift)

*Stand and walk on concrete and/or foundry sand for a minimum of 8 hrs/day

*Tolerate a hot, dusty environment for long periods of time, without the benefit of air conditioning

Safety Equipment Required

*Hard Hat

*Steel Toed Boots

*Various Respirators

*Hearing Protection

*Various gloves

*Safety Glasses

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Southwest Steel

Functional Group: Operations

EOE including Disability/Veteran