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Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:04 AM


Hostler, Ground Man
Rail Terminal Services
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Job Description

Background/general summary:
The successful candidate for this position will operate a hostler to move trailers and/or containers to/from parking areas to the tracks for loading as well as chassis to the track for container unloading. Driver may also be required to transport units to/from storage areas for later movement or loading.

•Spot units next to assigned railcars for loading of outbound train departures.
•Pull deramped loads away from track and place them in appropriate parking lot. This requires backing containers/trailers of 20' to 53' into tight spaces.
•Spot chassis next to railcars for container unloading.
•Perform all necessary computer functions to maintain accurate inventory.
•Assist outside drivers as needed to retrieve trailers and containers.
•Lock and unlock containers to chassis for TOFC or COFC movement.
•May be required to perform the duties of the groundman as needed, along with any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
•Will be required to raise hitches on railcars as needed.
•Performs other duties as requested or required.


•High school education or general education development (GED).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
•Ability to see well enough to read operating and maintenance instructions, gauges and dials on precision measuring tools.
•Ability to read and comprehend safety manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, test materials, drawings, schematics, and procedure manuals.
•Ability to acquire and maintain a valid drivers' license to operate company vehicles.
•Must be able to hear and talk well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders 100% of time.

Physical Requirements:
•Be in a physical condition that allows for walking on uneven surfaces, climbing ladders/ steps into and out of the hostler cab, and successfully maneuvering the controls of the hostler to safely move containers, trailers, and chassis.
•Ability to walk one (1) mile continuously.
•Ability to step up two steps leading with both the left and right legs.
•Ability to walk on a catwalk in a forward motion and be able to turn around.
•Ability to walk side-step on a catwalk to place an IBC on top of a container using both right and left hands.
•Lock/Unlock King Pin: Ability to use 34.2 LBS of force to lock and unlock a king pin.
•Upper Level Reach -- Ability to perform on sustained basis at equivalent of 95% of the time.
•Stooping Reach -- Ability to perform on sustained basis at equivalent of 95% of the time.

We are an EEO/AA Employer and consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Additional Information

Currently have 6 positioins available.
This is a union postion with Teamsters Local 222.

Contact: Jeen Edwards

• Location: Salt Lake City

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