• CDL-A Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator

    Job Locations US-MD-Taneytown
    Job ID
    CDL Class A Driver
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As a full-service railroad contractor, Cranemasters aspires to be the industry leader by providing the most diversified offering of support services and equipment.  This diversification allows Cranemasters to offer a “one stop shop” to our customers, adding value to their businesses while being easy to use.  Through innovative engineering and sound business practices, we are dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs in a safe, professional, cost effective, and expeditious manner while developing employees in an environment built on teamwork and mutual respect.  Learn more at www.cranemasters.com.



    Responsible for loading, unloading and safe transportation of equipment and/or materials to/from job site, operation of equipment at job site (if qualified) and providing assistance in one or more of the following: rerailing operations, maintenance/repair of railroad cars, load adjust/transfer activities and track maintenance/repair/new builds.  Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe, effective, professional, and efficient manner so as to protect employees and the assets of the Company.



    • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspection of trucks, trailers, and equipment in accordance with Company policy and D.O.T. regulations.
    • Drives tractor-trailer to/from job sites, inspects loads, and machinery being transported. Verifies transportation permits to ensure that specifications for overweight and oversize loads/equipment are accurate. 
    • Operates equipment (cranes, backhoes, grapple truck, dump truck, excavators, etc.) in accomplishment of tasks associated with specialty lifting, re-railing, load transfer, track maintenance/repair, grading or other work in preparation for railroad construction and related activities.
    • Works with hydraulic tools, welding, cutting with torches, electrical tools and common hand tools in accomplishment of work assignments.
    • Continuously monitors equipment/vehicles to minimize down town and to ensure operational readiness.
    • Maintains vehicles/equipment and work area ensuring that they are cleared of debris/trash, tools and equipment are organized and that the work area/vehicle/equipment present the level of quality and craftsmanship expected of Cranemasters’ team members.
    • Flexible/work-ready to perform tasks for other departments/divisions as may be required to meet business needs and customer expectations.
    • Follows all required safety policies and procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
    • Three years of progressive experience operating heavy motorized equipment to include: backhoe, bulldozer, excavator, front-end loader, grapple truck, rail-bound equipment, tractor and skid-steer loaders; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
    • Display strong adherence to safety policies and procedures.
    • Able to read, write and speak English
    • Must pass qualification tests as required (includes E-Rail Safe and other training/safety programs).
    • Must meet 24/7 availability in order to respond to emergency calls for service including weekends and holidays.



    • Constantly on feet
    • Walking / carrying loads on uneven surfaces and in ballast.
    • Working in ALL weather conditions.
    • Working extended hours.
    • Constant bending, twisting, stooping, standing and / or walking.
    • Regular lifting of up to 50 pounds; loads in excess of 50 pounds and which can be reduced, should be made lighter.
    • Employee must obtain assistance when lifting items weighing more than 75 pounds, or items which present ergonomic challenges in lifting/movement/placement.


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