Bulk Loader Job Description


Dumps materials such as coal, chemicals, flue dust, grain, ore, sugar, and salt, into and from railway cars, trucks, or other vehicles by performing the following duties.


Positions and blocks vehicles by signaling Locomotive Engineer or Heavy Truck Driver, or by using winch and car jack or powered tractor to spot cars and set brakes.

Positions spout, chute, and conveyor over or into car, truck, bin, or storage pile and opens slide in spout or chute to start flow of material into or from vehicles.

Positions vehicle over storage bin and opens air valve, side door, or car hopper door, starts conveyors, pneumatic conveyors, or elevators, and adjusts dampers to feed materials to specified bin.

Uses power scoop to pull grain from car into receiving chute.

Collects grain sample.

Drives truck onto ramp, secures it with blocks, and attaches hook from electric hoist to front end of trailer or truck and pushes button to activate hoist or move lever of hydraulic lift to elevate front end of truck as tailgate is opened to dump material.

Vibrates hopper to facilitate flow into slurry pit.

Opens solvent tank valve and starts pump to wash and transfer residue of materials to saturator and other tanks.

Observes pressure gauges and adjusts valves to maintain specified pumping pressure.

Records car identifying information such as weight and volume of material loaded and number of cars dumped or filled.

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