Progress Rail Services Corp. Equipment Operator in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Auto req ID: 1741BR
Posting Title: Equipment Operator
Job Category: Hourly/Skilled Trades
Chicago Heights
City: Chicago Heights, IL
State: Kentucky

Alternative Work Location: Chicago Heights, IL

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs.

Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world.

For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Operate front end loaders, Cranes and other mobile heavy equipment at Chicago Heights scrap yard.

Key Job Elements

The operator will primarily:

• Move, stage, load, assist in the production of Recycled parts and metals using equipment such as a mobile shear/excavator, front-end loaders, cranes and drive company truck to off-site job locations;

• Run various equipment;

• Perform routine maintenance and clean up;

• Work outdoors in all weather conditions;

• Climb, squat, bend,and crawl;

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• Previous experience operating front end loaders or other heavy equipment.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities