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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Foreman - Material Handling in Portland, Oregon

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.


To assist the management team with communication, supervision and administration of corporate policies at the shop floor level. Supervise and coordinate activities of crane operators, riggers and mobile equipment operators. Responsible for the safe operation of equipment and movement of materials. Responsible for the enforcement of all material handling procedures and OHSA laws in regards to material handling.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Interpret company policies to assigned workers and enforce safety regulations.

  • Establish and/or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of crane operation and rigging equipment

  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product, and suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of operations

  • Analyze and resolve work problems or assist workers in resolved problems

  • Record and maintain records involving attendance and disciplinary measures

  • Perform rigging work along with leads and other workers

  • Give directions to crane operator engaged in hoisting loads

  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges and disciplinary measures

  • Maintain time and production records

  • Ensure that all rigging work meets federal safety requirements and standards as established by OSHA


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Ability to read drawings, plans and blueprints

  • Ability to occasionally position self to perform rigging work, transfer rigging tools or equipment

  • Ability to occasionally ascend/descend ladder, steps, ramps, stairs, scaffolding and whirley crane

  • Ability to move rigging equipment weighing up to 20 lbs frequently and up to 50lbs occasionally

Experience and Education

  • Proven experience with overhead bridge cranes, whirly cranes, hydraulic cranes or related

  • Experience with rigging and mobile equipment

  • Rigger and Crane Operator Certifications preferred

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent OR 10 years related experience

License or Certificate

*Certifications applicable to assigned area (i.e. Welding Supervisor Certification)


Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • Workaround traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

  • Work in confined space, move through manway and tank openings

  • Occasionally lift/carry 11-50 lbs and push/pull a maximum of 50 lbs

Safety Equipment Required

  • Hardhat

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • Steel Toed Shoes

  • Other PPE may be required per assigned area

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: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

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