Mark IV Tamper and Boom Truck Operator in Clewiston, FL at U.S. Sugar

Date Posted: 10/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

Position requires a safe-minded individual who is able to work efficiently, independently, and well with others. This candidate will be responsible for the safe operation and minor maintenance and repairs of a Boom-Truck and a MARK IV Tamper. This candidate will also be responsible for operating all leased equipment as assigned. The position will be required to safely distribute and transport various track materials such as railroad ties, rail and other track materials using a rear mounted Boom Truck.  The Operator will also be required to effectively and safely surface and align tangent and curve railroad track as well as railroad turnouts using the MARK IV Tamper. Both pieces of equipment must be safely operated along the entire USSC railroad system.

Job Requirements


  • Must have positive results from Company-designated tests designed to measure basic skills, job skills, mechanical aptitude and/or other interests, skills and characteristics.
  • Must be able to understand track geometry and track safety standards.
  • Must be able to operate a Boom Truck and Mark IV Tamper proficiently
  • Must be able to perform daily inspections and operator care maintenance processes associated with the Boom Truck and Tamper in accordance with manufacturers requirements
  • Ability to coordinate work and communicate with Railroad Operations
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate information pertaining to the job to co-workers
  • Ability to read, speak and write English
  • Ability to perform maintenance and assist in repairs on track, boom truck and Mark IV tamper
  • Ability to work with others and or alone with minimum supervision
  • Ability to perform job functions such as:
    • maintain written documentation pertaining to the job
    • read and apply processes and procedures according to operating and maintenance manuals
    • perform mathematical calculations pertaining to the job
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years Railroad Maintenance experience
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job such as heavy lifting, bending, walking and climbing
  • Ability to follow proper safety and housekeeping procedures pertaining to work equipment and area.
  • Ability to work anywhere within the company in variable/extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to work the posted schedule and overtime as necessary including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must have successfully passed the TOST/Ramsay Test
  • Must have successfully passed the Roadway Worker Test with a minimum score of 85%
  • Must have successfully passed the Track Safety Standard Course with a minimum score of 85%
  • Must be able to understand railroad safety procedures
  • Must possess a valid CDL Class A driver’s license with A Trailer endorsement
  • No active disciplinary action and a good work history

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

The work environment characteristics and physical requirements 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. 

Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works and drives in outside weather conditions on a regular basis.
  • Working conditions may be rainy, hot, humid, dusty, foggy etc. depending on the weather and may be at night time
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud 
  • Duties of this job are also performed in an office and shop environment
  • Employee is also required to drive a vehicle for extended time periods
  • Employee is also required to work with MOW section, rail and tie crews

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle and/or move various objects, tools and/or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk, hear, and see
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Visibility must extend to 62’ and beyond.
  • This position is required to be on-call which could happen at night where job tasks and operating equipment must be performed.
  • Ability to operate and use all on-track equipment necessary and use common office equipment
  • Ability to move or handle various items generally weighing between 0-75 pounds. Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.  Employees will be expected to follow any other instructions, and perform any other duties, as may be required by supervision.