Memphis, TN - Operator/Helper (Rail)

Acumed, Inc.

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Memphis, TN

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.


Must be able to successfully complete a physical, drug screen and background check

Schedule: Day shift, 12 hour shifts

Why Join Our Team?

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

  • Medical, dental, 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
  • Marmon employee discount program

Who we Are

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. But 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 is also a member company of The Marmon Group, a global organization comprised of three autonomous companies consisting of more than 175 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Marmon is part of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world's largest, most successful, and best respected companies.

The Role:

This position is responsible for operating electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives; interpreting train orders, signals, and rules and regulations; transporting freight; timely and correct switching and placement of rail cars.

What you'd be doing:

  • Inspects locomotive before operating to verify specified fuel, sand, water, and other supplies.
  • Receives starting signal from foreman or helper and moves controls, such as throttle and airbrakes, to move locomotive.
  • Interprets train orders, train signals, and rules and regulations to operate locomotive, following safety regulations, operating procedures, and switching schedule.
  • Assists crew leader in training new employees.
  • Observes track to detect obstructions.
  • Prepares reports to explain accidents, unscheduled stops, or delays.
  • Lubricates moving parts of locomotive.
  • Handle train equipment in a safe manner using independent or automatic brakes.
  • Operation of hand or ground throw switches, derails, gates, etc.
  • Control movement of equipment by radio, hands, and lantern.
  • Apply and release hand brakes to secure or move equipment.
  • Handling air hoses, wheel chocks, coupling and uncoupling of rail cars.
  • Must wear required personal protective equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

A little about who we are 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.

  • Education and/or Experience
  • High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • Military experience helpful


  • Must be extremely dependable and punctual in attendance; must have reliable transportation to work every day.
  • Good communication skills; Must be comfortable engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills.
  • 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 occasionally 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

  • Moderate to heavy physical effort involved. Lifts and carries necessary equipment to car to perform operation.
  • Climbs, walks, and balances on top of car.
  • Uses hand tools, power tools, and equipment
  • Must follow prescribed safety rules to avoid possible injury.


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.