Posted in Transportation 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

About the job

Who We Are…

At L.B. Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability, and safety. We have a long history of providing a safe workplace for our employees, striving to be good stewards of the environment, and establishing strong and respectful relationships with our customers and communities. These fundamentals have provided the foundation upon which we have managed our business for more than a century.

We continue to strengthen our culture with a focus on SPIRIT. Within the company lies a spirit of teamwork and innovation that drives a culture around continuous improvement and high performance.

S - Safety
P - People
I - Integrity
R - Respect
I - Innovation
T - Teamwork

As a leading manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for the transportation, construction, utility, and energy markets with locations in North America and Europe, we have been recognized for achievement in manufacturing excellence, financial growth, and our impressive safety record.

We provide rail, construction, and energy markets with innovative solutions to build and maintain their critical infrastructure and landmark projects worldwide.

To learn more about how we’re keeping the world moving, visit

Who You Are...

As a Coated Pettibone Operator, this position is responsible is responsible for operating heavy or specialized equipment to stack and load coated 25’ to 80’, 12” to 24” diameter pipe.  Performing this job successfully is very delicate and requires extreme skill with a Pettibone to avoid damaging the coating on the pipe, as well correctly determine loads and balances, and observe all safety rules and programs.

  1. Operate Pettibone to load and stack coated pipe, delicately handle coated pipe without damaging coating and stabilize pipe immediately after staging to prevent roll, and ensure correct pipe is put in correct location.

  2. Unload coated pipe from the plant and put in correct location in the yard or loaded onto a rail car or truck.

  3. Coordinate Yard Spotters and other support personnel and ensure operating area is clear and safe. Check timbers for debris, such as nails, lose screws, gravel.

  4. Calculate and load correct weight distributions and balances on outbound trucks and rail cars.

  5. Perform brief visual inspection of material/finished goods for defects prior to loading on outbound trucks.

  6. Perform daily pre-shift checks of all equipment and identify any issues with tires, fluid levels, operational controls, fork surfaces, and any other relevant issues, as well as ensures daily paperwork is filled out and turned in.

  7. Ensure pipe is loaded to LB Foster and relevant railroad specifications (AAR, etc.).

  8. All other duties as assigned.


What Do You Need...

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 5+ years’ experience in an industrial setting required.

  • 2+ years’ experience operating Pettibone’s handling the same or similar sized pipe required.

  • 1+ year experience operating Pettibone’s handling coated pipe preferred.

  • Must become LB Foster certified to handle coated pipe in a Pettibone and maintain certification to operate all mobile equipment on site

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (i.e., Pettibone “super 25”) and awareness of heavy equipment’s rated capacity.

  • Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment and to follow detailed instructions.

  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.

  • Skilled in placing coated pipe on railcars or trucks without damage and to handle 80’ long pieces of coated pipe in tight surroundings.

  • Demonstrated competence in meeting weight restrictions of loads by calculating pipe weight per piece.

  • Ability to exert up to 80 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Good visual acuity.

  • Excellent attendance and timeliness is required.

  • Must be willing and able to work schedule changes on short notice.

  • Willingness to work in the elements: heat, cold, and rain


Core Competencies:

  • Safety Oriented

  • Teamwork/facilitates collaboration

  • Communication

  • Day-to-Day Management

  • Customer focus

  • Integrity & trust

  • Continuous improvement

  • Adaptability/flexibility

  • Accountability/work ethic

  • Attention to detail/time management

  • Critical thinking


The Benefits...

  • Medical, dental, vision benefits the first day of the month after hire

  • Market-leading 401(k) program with company match

  • 100% tuition reimbursement

  • Career development and advancement opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

See job description

More jobs in Birmingham, Alabama

PMA Companies

Lawson State Community College

Lawson State Community College
More jobs in Transportation

Standard Materials Group, Inc.