Ironton - Transloader (Rail)

Acumed, Inc.

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Ironton, OH

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Railserve, US

Come join a team where People make the difference! As a part of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a highly decentralized organization, we rely heavily on people with the aptitude, attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit to drive our success, and we're committed to attracting and retaining top talent.

Why Join Our Team?

We take pride in offering our employees rich benefits packages. We appreciate and value safety conscious, hard-working individuals which is why we offer...

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Company-paid Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Sickness and Accident Income
  • 401k Matching
  • Annual safety shoe reimbursement
  • Prescription safety wear
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation
  • Employee Discount Program - part of Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway

Who Are We?:

Railserve is a leading provider of in-plant rail switching, transloading, and material handling services - operating at over 75 locations in North America. We use our own locomotives and employees to safely move railcars within industrial, manufacturing, and production plants. However, we're not just rail car movers. We also provide a number of other services which include: rail car loading, rail car unloading, track maintenance, inspection or repair, and many others. Railserve's parent company is The Marmon Group and was founded in 1953. The Marmon Group is a global organization comprised of over 175 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Railserve is part of Marmon's Rail & Leasing Division. The Marmon Group is part of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world's largest and most successful companies. You may have heard of our Chairman and CEO, Mr. Warren Buffet, who is one of the most well-respected investors/businessmen in North America and throughout the world.

The Role:

The primary focus of this position involves pumping liquid chemicals, liquid petroleum products, and other liquids from tank cars.

What You Would Be Doing:

  • Verifies tank car numbers with loading instructions to ensure accurate placement of cars by crew.
  • Connects ground cable to carry off static electricity.
  • Removes and replaces or gives directions to another worker to open and close man-way covers.
  • Inspects interior for cleanliness and exterior for leaks or damage.
  • Reads meter to verify specified volume of liquids to be unloaded.
  • Seals outlet valves on bottom and top of car.
  • Connects hose to bottom outlet valves on cars when unloading cars.
  • Starts pumps or turns valves to admit compressed air into tank car and force liquids into storage tanks.
  • Install vapor release valves.
  • Tests sample for specific gravity and records reading on unloading slip.
  • Cleans exterior of tank cars or tank trucks.
  • Inspects safety valve, vacuum relief valve, rubber gaskets on valves and cover plates, and replaces defective parts.
  • Operates electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotive, interpreting train orders, train signals, and rules and regulations, and transporting freight.
  • Inspects locomotive before operating to verify specified fuel, sand, water, and other supplies.
  • Receives starting signal from Foreman or Operator Helper and moves controls, such as throttle and airbrakes, to move locomotive.
  • Observes track to detect obstructions.
  • Interprets train orders, train signals, and rules and regulations to operate locomotive, following safety regulations, operating procedures, and switching schedule.
  • Wears required personal protective equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who Are We Looking For?

The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • Military experience helpful
  • Mechanically inclined and enjoys working with hand tools
  • Someone who enjoys training and is a life-long learner
  • Someone who enjoys working outdoors

What is Required?


  • Must have a safety mindset and understand the importance of adhering to established safety policies and procedures.
  • Must have track record of being dependable and punctual; must have reliable transportation to get to work every day.
  • Possess the ability to communicate in a variety of ways (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and be a good listener.
  • Ability to assess multiple tasks and develop a plan to complete them in a timely manner.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others as part of a team.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Environmental Conditions

  • Must follow prescribed safety rules.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort involved. Lifts and carries necessary equipment to perform essential duties.
  • Climbs, walks, and balances on top of cars.
  • Uses hand tools, power tools, and various industrial equipment.


Following receipt of a conditional offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete additional job-related screening processes as permitted or required by applicable law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their membership in any protected class. If you require any reasonable accommodation to complete your application or any part of the recruiting process, please email your request to, and please be sure to include the title and the location of the position for which you are applying.