Progress Rail Services Corp. General Labor - Equipment Operator and Material Sorter in Covington, Kentucky

Auto req ID: 2633BR
Posting Title: General Labor - Equipment Operator and Material Sorter
Job Category: Hourly/Skilled Trades
City: Covington
State: Kentucky

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

This position operates on first shift, Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm. Overtime may be required, including 10 hour days and scheduled Saturdays.

The operator will sort plates, rail spikes, and other track material as it comes down a conveyor belt. Scrap is sorted manually, and plates weigh up to 40 pounds. Work is performed outside under a shelter and there is high dust exposure.

Key Job Elements

The OTM Sorter will primarily:

• Move, sort and divide Recycled railroad parts and metals coming down a conveyor line system. Work is extremely dirty and workers are exposed to all weather conditions;

• Run various equipment;

• Perform routine maintenance and clean up;

• Work outdoors in all weather conditions;

• Climb, squat, bend,and crawl;

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• Previous experience operating forklifts and other mobile equipment is a plus;

• Must be able to work in severe weather conditions and withstand fumes, dust and other physical demands of the job.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities