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Veolia North America Operator - Loader in Wurtland, Kentucky

Operator - LoaderinWurtland, KYatVeolia North America

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Wurtland, KY

  • Job Type: Field Operations & Technicians

  • Date Posted: 5/26/2023

Job Description

Company Description


A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website ()

Job Description


Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.


The TC Loader is a member of the Operations group and is responsible for the safe loading and preparation of shipment of various sulfuric acid products primarily in tank cars. This employee will work in a group to accomplish many of their tasks, therefore cooperation and the ability to work well with others is vital to this role. The TC Loader is also required to become a qualified truck loader as part of their progression.


  • Daily update the Car Location sheet, obtain loading schedule from the Wurtland Planning Tool, and verify product availability vs demand.

  • The employee will be required to operate the plant Trackmobile to switch and move cars inside the plant. The employee will also be required to throw switches and couple/uncouple cars to spot for loading or to support the Control Room Operators (sulfur, aHCl, SO3).

  • Perform pre loading/unloading inspections and complete form for any RC to be loaded/unloaded. Upon completion of loading/unloading, perform the post loading/unloading inspections and submit to Logistics Coordinators. The employee must know how to calculate amounts loaded for each car utilizing the outage tables or Car Calculator Tool.

  • The employee will be responsible for understanding the PPE requirements for all products to be loaded and the loading situations (ie. first break, monitoring, sampling, etc.) when they must be donned/doffed.

  • The TC Loader will be responsible for loading various sulfuric acid products and must understand the hazards associated with each product.

  • The TC Loader will load various car configurations and must understand all DOT/FRA rules associated with each.

  • The TC Loader is responsible for hooking/unhooking aHCl cars.

  • The TC Loader will be trained in the proper use of the Brink’s back-up scrubber for normal loading operations and emergency situations. The employee will also be trained on emergency power and fume abatement procedures.

  • The TC Loader must understand how loading operations affect and can be affected by plant operations and conditions (ie. tank lvls, scrubber performance, maintenance activities, etc) and what to do to mitigate any issue that may arise throughout the loading operation.

  • Communicate with CCR on sulfur, aHCl, and SO3 railcar status and switch empty/full cars as needed.


Knowledge / Skill / Abilities

  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs 10’ to 30’ in height on average (up to 90’ in some cases)

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs. if needed (soda ash)

  • Must be able to squat and kneel down if needed during loading and normal operating activities

  • Must be able to drive a man-lift and forklift (training will be administered)

  • During emergency response task, portable monitor (water cannons) must be moved into position and 2.5” water fire hoses connected within 5-7 minutes for mitigation of releases

Physical Requirements

  • Requires bending over into crash box of truck or RC, holding yourself upright with one hand while second hand maneuvers wrench and ratchet on nuts and bolts throughout the crash box. Is approximately 75-80 nuts and bolts that must be checked for tool tightness also.

  • Load and offload rail cars

  • Required to be able to hook up and unhook load lines to rail cars and tank trucks (swing hammers for WECO fittings, tighten bolts on flanges, lift hoses to and from rail cars and trucks, etc.) Manipulating of heavy gauge hoses with stainless steel braiding requires significant force to move and articulate to the connect fitting. Effort to complete the task is similar to moving 40lb bags but under difficult ergonomic positions.

  • Wear proper PPE in order to accomplish loading (i.e. Class “B” suit, rubber gloves, respirator, rubber boots, hood, jacket, and bibs.)

Additional Information


We are an equal opportunity employer! All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.