• Product Distribution Switch Crew Operator I

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/17/2018 3:48 PM)
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    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
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  • Job Description

    Product DIstribution Switch Crew Operator I, Aurora, NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    This is an hourly position and will report to the Product Distribution General Supervisor

    Key Tasks:

    This position performs duties necessary to distribution operation, including maintaining continuous movement of in-bound and outbound rail cars for shipping solid and liquid fertilizer and technical grade acid products to customers and receiving raw materials for solid and liquid fertilizer grade acid production during a 12-hour shift.



    Switch Crew Operator I will operate locomotives and control plant switching to facilitate the following:


    • Build the train for shipment based on predetermined shipping schedules, and confirming all documentation is complete before releasing shipments.
    • Receive and sort inbound train. Information related to rail car movement and the surroundings areas is extremely important when coordinating inspections on equipment, structures, or receiving materials
    • Service all departments and organize the railyard daily to improve washing and (un)loading of rail cars.
    • Communicating relating, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from internal departments for shipping and receiving products is important to the daily activities.
    • These activities are essential to cost effective operations and require a strict attention to details to meet its internal and external customer needs. The position requires cognitive skills as well as interpersonal skills to achieve the daily shipping goals.
    • Daily activities include conducting daily inspections, maintaining and operating all support equipment and systems in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
    • The Switch Crew Operator I position requires an individual to possess singular focus for getting the job completed during upset conditions.
    • Must be open to change in a varying work environment like the one you find in and around the rail yard service area.
    • This position requires constant attention to details during all aspects of the daily work plan to prevent accidents, and may require immediate action of the Switch Crew to avoid product losses, as well as, loss of life or environmental upsets from rail car movements in and around the rail yard service area.
    • Understand and follow procedures that have an impact on human safety such as the Lock out / Tag out permitting, Confined Space, and scheduled maintenance repairs.
    • Follow Standard Operation Procedures, Safety, and Environmental Procedures, Work Rules, instructions, and daily work activities

    Essential Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Must complete the Nation Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien.
    • Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening.

     Due to potential immigration or relocation issues, recruitment for some vacancies may be restricted.We would like to thank all who apply, each application/resume will be reviewed; however only those candidates deemed qualified will be selected for an interview.

    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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