Field Crew Heavy Equipment Operator

Nationwide, NE

Omaha Track is the innovative product and service supplier to the railroad industry-dedicated to providing excellence, quality, and value.  We are committed to remaining the industry leader by focusing on continuous growth and improvement in our 4 areas of focus:  Materials/Railroad Services/Equipment/Terminal Services

The Heavy Equipment Operator uses knucklebooms, excavators, rail grinders, rail testers or other heavy equipment to pick up and transport railroad material on their assigned crew.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Demonstrate and promote a safe work environment within their crew and with those they work with
  • Sort railroad material using specialized heavy equipment
  • Select safe stockpile locations for transfer; load railroad ties and other track material onto trucks/into rail cars
  • Conduct hi-rail operations in accordance with railroad regulations
  • Order and coordinate the scheduling of trucks/rail cars to the job site
  • Participate in all job briefings, follow railroad protection limits, and conduct proper radio communications
  • Complete the daily activity summary and submit electronically in accordance with established deadlines
  • Practice proper housekeeping with clean, properly maintained vehicles, tools, and equipment
  • Inspect and maintain company vehicles and equipment in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Accurately complete and maintain a driver’s log in accordance with requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all safety requirements, policies, and procedures
  • Report all job site incidents and injuries to Field Manager immediately
  • Complete and maintain all required safety training and certifications


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience operating heavy mechanical equipment is required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Demonstrated strong mechanical and intermediate mathematical skills
  • Effective listening skills, including the ability to interpret, document, and follow oral instructions
  • Valid Class A or B CDL required 
  • Must be able to pass a railroad background check to obtain and maintain the credentials to work on railroad property 

Comprehensive Benefits offered:

  • Overtime weekly, with time and a half pay after 40 hours. Hours and rotation will vary based on assignment
  • Quarterly Bonus Incentive Opportunity
  • $45 per diem
  • Full health benefits including medical, vision, dental
  • Company Paid Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company matching
  • Paid time off
  • Stable work through all seasons with, full time work through the winter
  • Annual Company clothing store allowance and reimbursement for safety boots
  • Parental leave
  • Company match on charitable donations
  • Earn travel rewards

Special Position Requirements

  • Travel:  This position requires up to 24 consecutive days of travel per month.

 We look forward to receiving your application!