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General Laborer - Poplar Bluff, MO

Job ID 4962706 Date posted 06/23/2017
General Laborers maintain highly specialized railway maintenance equipment that is contracted to major railroads throughout North America. Operation of the equipment may also be required in addition to the maintenance. 
Some required duties include, but not limited to, checking gauges and readings, oil and fluid changes, cleaning the machine, and basic to advanced mechanical repairs.

As a new hire, you can expect to earn between $35,000 to $45,000 your first year.

*Time and a half is paid after 40 hours per week. Typical work hours are 12-14 hours per day and 70-75 hours per week. Hours may be longer or shorter depending on operational needs. 

*There is NO per diem for this position. Employees are responsible for all personal expenses including, but not limited to, food, phone and laundry. Loram does pay for hotel/motel rooms and all work-related travel to and from the job site (flights, buses, etc.).

The General Laborer position is entry-level and desirable candidates are required to possess the following: 
*Ability to travel North America 100% of the time: Average travel assignments last 6 to 12 weeks in duration before returning home for a 2 week unpaid time-off period. The job will not be based near your place of residence and relocation is not required or expected.

*Mechanical ability and aptitude 
*A comfort level on/around heavy moving equipment/large machinery 
*Pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol drug test (paid by Loram) 
*Pass e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check (no felony convictions or probation or jail-time associated with a felony in the past 7 years, no outstanding warrants, and cannot have a serious criminal history) - see note*** 

***Loram’s railroad customers require that each Loram employee working on railroad property must have and maintain an e-RAILSAFE badge.  To obtain an e-RAILSAFE badge, a person must pass an e-RAILSAFE pre-placement background check, which is conducted by a third-party for the railroads. Loram does not conduct the background check, nor does it have any control over the process or criteria. Loram understands that this background check includes a review of a range of information, including: felony convictions or probation or jail-time associated with a felony in the past 7 years, outstanding warrants, probation or parole status, or other serious criminal history.  A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant, and there also is an opportunity to provide further information as part of an appeal of any preliminary disqualification. FAQ can be found on the
website for the railroads’ third party vendor. See:

*Pass a motor vehicle check and be able to meet Loram’s Driving Policy (no major driving offenses within the last 2 years) 
*Pass a pre-placement physical (paid by Loram) 
*Successfully complete Loram’s 5 day paid new hire training, including a written safety exam 

Candidates are preferred to possess the following: 
*Welding, hydraulic, diesel mechanic, and/or electrical skills/education/training in addition to all the requirements listed above 

*After completing your assignment you will receive a scheduled two-week unpaid leave 
*Loram provides all work related transportation including transportation to and from your assignment for scheduled time off 
*Loram provides paid hotel/motel accommodations while you are on assignment 

Medical Insurance/Dental Insurance/Prescription Drug Coverage/Life Insurance/AD&D Insurance/401(k) with 150% match/Company Paid: ST & LT Disability/Training
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Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., provides some of the most sophisticated railway maintenance equipment to the railroads of the world. Complementing this equipment is a team of highly professional employees, dedicated to bringing the best in equipment and service to our customers. If “dedicated, professional and committed” are part of your profile, take a close look at the profiles of our team.


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As a General Laborer at Loram, you’ll have the opportunity to turn ambition into job satisfaction. Help us deliver advanced equipment, technology and services to the railroads of North America. At Loram, you’ll be supported by an excellent, comprehensive benefits package, great pay, and an opportunity for growth — everything you need to build a bright future.


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