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Intermodal Equipment Operator (Memphis Intermodal Hub Facility)

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US, 38118

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Memphis
Other Potential Locations: Memphis, TN 
Anticipated Start Date: 07/27/2021
Number of Positions: 11 
Salary Range: Entry rate of pay is approximately 19.31 per hour.

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.



Position has 3 levels of graduated proficiency handling intermodal equipment in railroad intermodal facility.  Intermodal Equipment Operators may perform one level primarily; all Operators are expected to perform other levels as needed.  Operate heavy equipment: cranes, side-loaders, forklifts, hostler trucks.


SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures, such as: wear required safety equipment; respond to and act on safety concerns.


GROUND SUPPORT WORKER: Assist Crane/Lift Operators to load trailers and containers on/off railcars and chassis. Work on uneven surfaces and walk long distances adjacent to railcar; climb on/off railcars.  Place/remove locking/unlocking Interbox connectors weighing up to 16 lbs.  Set container pedestals weighing up to 50 lbs on railcars.  Lock/unlock and raise/lower trailer hitches on railcars.


HOSTLER TRUCK OPERATOR: Operate up to 65,000 lb trucks in yard, with trailing units 20-57 ft long.  Maneuver tractor-trailer on tight corners, in/out of parking spaces.  Use on-board computer peripheral to communicate with yard management.  Railcar spotting and id processes.  Understand chassis-owner relationship.


CRANE/LIFT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR: Operate rubber tire gantry crane or similar equipment to lift 20-57 ft trailers and containers, weighing up to 65,000 lbs, on/off railcars and intermodal chassis.


The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position.  These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.  




  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above
  • Read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) subject to overtime, nights, on-call (24/7), weekends, holidays
  • Lift/carry up to 50 lbs
  • Possess valid state-issued driver's license
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
  • Accurately input data in computer systems
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb on/off equipment
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time and use hand tools


Training: Company-paid on-the-job.


Compensation: Average annual salary of $40,164 - $59,820 is for an employee with 3 - 5 years of seniority and depends on hours worked, which could include overtime, per diem, and other union-negotiated wages.


Relocation: Assistance not available.


Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.


Probationary Period: 8 months.


Travel:  Minimal.


Shifts/Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk) subject to subject to on-call (24/7), nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays.


Union: Transportation Communications International Union.


Dues:  Per union agreement; membership and dues required.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at


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