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

Company: Gunderson LLC

Gunderson traces its roots to 1919 when Chet Gunderson opened Wire Wheel Sales and Service Company of Portland, Oregon. His brother, Al Gunderson joined in 1923 and shortly thereafter Gunderson Brothers was born. They became a leading steel fabricator and manufactured thousands of vital ship components during World War II. Today, we are the market leader in intermodal railcar production. Our team of industry experts take great pride in our work -- our manufacturing capabilities leverage the latest engineering software, training programs and production techniques. The result: proven innovation to deliver the highest quality, innovative design and on-time delivery.

General Position Summary:

  • 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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

  • 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

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 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

Education and/or Experience:

  • 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

Schedule and Availability

  • Must be able to work day or swing shift

  • Must be able to work overtime on short notice

Working Conditions/Miscellaneous Requirements

With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions. Employees are required to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictate.


Paid On The Job Training

Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company match

Eight (8) Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Competitive Bonus Plan (paid 2x yearly)

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (GBX)

Safety Focused Work Environment

Short Term and Long Term Disability

Health Savings Account (company funded)

Flexible Spending Account

Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Free (Select) BA & MA Degree through Ashford University

Free ESL Classes

Tri-Met Reimbursement Plan

24 Hour Fitness Discount

Verizon Discount

Boot Allowance

Work Apparel Discounts

Rotating Apparel Discounts (Nike, Adidas, Columbia)

Company Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group Production

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled