Now Hiring: Equipment Operators

For someone who likes physical work and isn’t afraid to get dirty or work outside in any weather, a Watco operator job offers a great opportunity to learn railroading hands-on. As part of a team, operators load and offload railcars and barges; inspect and operate bulldozers, trucks, and other heavy equipment; climb onto and under railcars to inspect and seal them; and handle all kinds of materials, from salt to coal to grain to oil. Operators are essential because products and materials wouldn’t move around the country without them.

Watco provides job-specific training and cross-trains on others’ jobs, so operators can constantly experience something new. People who succeed as operators are flexible, open-minded, and willing to learn and train other team members. They take safety seriously for themselves and others in the group. They rise to the challenge of figuring out, as part of the team, the best and safest way to do the job. And they thrive on a good day’s work for a good day’s pay.

  • Load and offload oil or dry products, including sand, salt, and grain, to and from railcars, barges, and trucks
  • Inspect and seal railcars by climbing on and underneath them
  • Safely operate trucks, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment
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