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Professional Transportation Inc Vehicle Unloader - Spokane, WA in Spokane, Washington

Vehicle Unloader - Spokane, WA

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ARS - Spokane, WA 0704 - Spokane, WA

Vehicle Handler

Professional Transportation is looking for a Vehicle Handler to join our Railway Services team in Spokane!

Benefits of Joining PTI:

  • Multiple benefit plan options

  • Paid vacation time

  • 401(K) retirement

  • On the job training

  • Room for growth and advancement within the company

Job Summary:

As a PTI Unload/Auto Handler, you will be responsible for safe and quality handling of customer and company property, specifically, movement of vehicles on/off railroad equipment. This position works outside in all types of weather, driving, and unloading vehicles to and from rail cars. If you like a fast-paced, physical position that gets you up and moving, then this is for you. Shift options include days and usually at least one weekend day.No prior experience required!


  • Must safely adjust rail cars to set up unloading out of the rail cars.

  • Must safely move vehicles off the rail car to set up for pick up or shipment.

  • Must drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles, including oversized vehicles.

  • Work in tight and narrow spaces.

  • Participate in job briefings with the Supervisors and crew prior to work beginning.

  • Wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), such as safety vest, or high vis shirts, safety glasses at times, hearing protection and safety toe boots, when required.

  • Maintain clear communication with other crew members while moving vehicles.

  • Inspect all rail equipment and vehicles to ensure there is no damage and notify the operator and supervisor immediately if damage is found.

  • Handle all rail equipment and vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Maintain awareness and organization within the auto yard facility, attention to the ground surfaces to include (potholes, debris and/or slippery conditions).

Our ideal candidate must:

  • Have a valid drivers license

  • Must be able to maintain eRail certification credentials as required by the railroad.

  • Have good written and verbal communication skills to coordinate with a variety of individuals.

  • Be able to work in all outdoor conditions including (rain, snow, ice, heat, wind, cold, etc.).

  • May need to travel throughout the yard/facility by walking or driving.

  • Physically demanding position and due to the nature of the environment; requires bending, squatting, leaning, and moving plates to span rail cars.

  • Must be able to see and hear moving equipment.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and overtime as needed including weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays.