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National Salvage & Service Corporation Grapple Truck Operator in xxxxx, Virginia

Grapple Truck Operator

Department: Railroad Operations & Logistics

Location: xxxxx, VA

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National Salvage & Service Corporation is a trusted industry leader in the dismantling of railroad tracks, the removal of railroad ties from right-of-ways and the demolition of bridges. Railroad track removal and demolition is National-s core business - we have been removing tracks since National was founded in 1980.

National Salvage is searching for a GRAPPLE TRUCK OPERATOR who is results oriented and has a self-motived work ethic. They will be able to quickly resolve any safety issues that may arise on track, while maintaining both company and Railroad compliance regarding safety. Our next GRAPPLE TRUCK OPERATOR will have a deep sense of partnership with our Home Office Team and our Railroad Partners. If you are self-motivated to meet deadlines, and looking for a long-term career with great benefits, this is the place for you.

This position does require a CDL (Class A or B) and at least 2 years of experience.

Starting Pay - $28hr with 10 weeks Paid Time Off!

Job Classification:

  • Non-Exempt

  • Daytime Hours

  • Monday - Saturday

  • Full Time (Hourly)

  • Regular Position (40 hours) - Overtime as needed

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Travel is required, 4 weeks out then 1 week at home.

  • Hauling railroad ties, scrap metal, scrap wood, and equipment

  • Physically able to secure loads: strapping, tarping and torquing

  • Able to work long hours, overtime, and possible weekends in all weather conditions

  • Filling out daily paperwork and working independently

  • Ability to use a smart phone, GPS, and Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

  • Ability to perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot problems on equipment.


  • Class A CDL required

  • MUST have at least 2 years tractor trailer experience

  • Friendly approach when working with customers

  • Good communication with dispatchers and office employees, written and verbal

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Completely and accurately fill out daily paperwork

  • Basic mechanical knowledge to make small repairs (change hydraulic hose, grease and lube, safety walk around inspection)

  • Follow all Safety Program, Policies and Procedures

  • Physical Requirements: Stand, Walk, Climb, Bend, Twist, Move Throughout the Day, Use Hands in Repetitive Motions, Repeat Same Movements, walk on uneven terrain, Lift 50 pounds, and Exposed to Loud Noises on Live Train Tracks. This is an Outdoor Position and you will be exposed to all weather elements.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-offer drug test and will be subject to FRA random drug testing.


  • Competitive pay

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Flexible dates for time off

  • Reasonably Flexible Schedule

  • 401(K) plan with company match

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Comprehensive Wellness program - offering 1:1 wellness coaching session

  • Full health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability

This job description is not intended to be comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Duties and responsibilities may change without notice.

Verification of your right to work in the United States, as demonstrated by your completion of the Form I-9 upon hire and your submission of acceptable documentation (as noted on the Form I-9) verifying your identity and work authorization within three days of starting employment. For your convenience, a copy of the Form I-9 List of Acceptable Documents is enclosed for your review.

Satisfactory completion of a background investigation, for which the required notice and consent forms are enclosed.

Successful completion and passing a drug and alcohol test. All job applicants are subject to drug and alcohol testing.

National Salvage & Service Corporation and its related entities are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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