Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer - Wellington, KS


Date Posted:
Wichita Railroad Services
Heavy Equipment Operator
HR Company:
RJ Corman Railroad Services LLC




R. J. Corman Railroad serves all seven North American major railroads, many regional and short line railroads and dozens of industries having rail. Services include owning and operating eleven short lines, providing emergency rail services associated with derailments and natural disasters, switching, track construction, track material distribution, signal design/construction, building switching locomotives and operating a dinner train.

R.J. Corman Railroad Services is currently seeking full-time Heavy Equipment Operators/Laborers for our Wichita Division in Wellington, KS.

Accountability:  Operates and performs preventative maintenance and minor repair of heavy equipment. Operation and equipment knowledge at a well-developed level is required.

  • Operates Heavy or Specialized equipment. (i.e. Tripp Mach, Mark IV Tamper, TKO, Regulator, M320, Trackhoe, Dozer, Crane, etc.)
  • Demonstrate experienced operation and equipment knowledge.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on heavy or specialized equipment.
  • May assist with supervision of small crew as necessary.
  • Maintains proper equipment appearance and cleanliness.
  • May perform labor duties as needed.
  • Communicates with supervisor throughout the job process.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge to troubleshoot simple mechanical failures.
  • Practices safe working habits.
  • Ensures working conditions are safe and that proper PPE is being used as job duties require.

Minimum Requirements

  • Live within 45 minutes of the shop (984 East 10th St Wellington, KS 67152).
  • Possess a current CDL A and DOT medical card.
  • Extensive travel is required.


FMCSA Clearinghouse registration will be required for CDL candidates in order to provide electronic consent for pre-employment queries.

Registration can be completed at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register

Click the link below for step-by-step registration instruction.


Specialized or Technical Knowledge, or Education and Experience:  Previous experience and familiarity in operation of equipment. Basic mechanical knowledge to troubleshoot simple mechanical failures is needed.

Physical Requirements: Mobility to participate in frequent travel to and from the project location; ability to operate heavy equipment; lifting of up to 100 pounds in the performance of duties.

Environmental Conditions: Performs duties in multiple environments including outside construction project settings, in and around moving vehicles and equipment.  Exposure to weather elements; must wear appropriate PPE required for the project site.

Major or Unusual Problems:  Extensive travel and requirement to stay at project sites for the duration of a project.  Possible knowledge needed for specialized equipment. Must carry out responsibilities in a fast-paced, outside construction environment.  Requires efficient development and performance of processes; and requires the ability to multi-task in a time-sensitive environment.
Job Dimensions:  Interfaces with all levels of employees and management.  Performs duties under general supervision with limited discretion.  May assist in supervising a small crew as needed.

Benefits:  R.J Corman Railroad Group, LLC is committed to providing its employees and their families with quality benefits. R.J Corman offers health, dental, vision, voluntary short term disability, voluntary long term disability, voluntary life insurance, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary hospital indemnity insurance, voluntary identity theft protection, and flexible spending account benefits to all full-time employees. Other non-health benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, the Work-Life Balance Employee Assistance Program and a 401K retirement savings plan.

If you are interested in joining our team of Railroad professionals, click “apply now” to begin your online application!

R.J Corman Railroad is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to a safe and drug free work place.  R.J Corman performs pre-employment criminal background checks and substance abuse testing which includes a hair and urine drug tests to detects the presence of illegal drugs.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping R.J Corman a safe and drug free company.