Heavy Equipment Processor

Job Locations Savannah, Georgia, United States
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/13/2021 9:30 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
1st shift
Keen Transport, Inc.


This position is responsible for the safe and accurate receiving and shipment of machines and parts to and from the facility. The primary objective is to have zero miss-shipments and cargo claims. In addition to yard duties, this individual will drive machinery from Speciality Processing Center to yard as needed. Employee is also responsible for the safe operation of all equipment used within the scope of employment and adherence to all safety policies.

Job Description


  • Load and unload construction equipment to/from trailers for the purpose of receiving or shipment from the yard.
  • Safe operation of lift truck, overhead crane, or other material handling equipment for this purpose.
  • Safe operation of various pieces of construction equipment to accomplish duties listed above including driving, backing up, tilting or raising or lowering attachments or other machine movements to facilitate transport.
  • Must work outside in all reasonable weather conditions.
  • Reading and interpreting all paperwork associated with the shipping/receiving function including but not limited to; bills of lading, shipping orders, manifests, tally sheets or export documentation.
  • Must have a current drivers license to drive units from the factory to the yard for storage or distribution.
1. Loading or unloading construction equipment on/off trailers and railcars.
  • Use of proper chaining, banding, blocking, or other appropriate load securement technique and mechanisms to assure safe transit of cargo.
  • Verification of serial number, piece count and condition of all shipments in or out or the facility.
  • Inspect shipments for proper number of chains, nylon straps, or other securement devices to guard against claims or in?transit damage.
  • Verify the loaded dimensions of all units shipping from the facility.
2. Operation of machines produced at the Caterpillar plant for purposes of factory pick ups, loading or unloading.
  • Inspect all units for damage and report immediately to supervisor if damage occurs during handling of machine or pieces.
  • Assist with the movement and positioning of machines as a flagman or ground person directing the operator of the unit being moved.
3. Loading of Keen fleet or brokers, following established guidelines, including:
  • Verification of serial number, MSO number, piece count, and condition of machine or parts.
4. Scale all loads that are pre?loaded for drivers including gross weight, axle weights, and axle groups, and verify road worthiness of trailer.
  • measure all pre?loads for width and loaded height.

5. Operate hand tools regularly used in loading or yard activity such as banding machines, air wrenches and hammers, or other commonly used hand tools.
6. Operation of fork lift for loading or moving pieces in the yard.
7.  Yard maintenance as required:

  • Keep yard tidy, neat, and clean, so units and pieces can be located and loaded safely and efficiently.
  • Keep shop area clean and report any company equipment in need of repair.

8. Work hours to be established by the Operations Manager.

Job Requirements


  • Frequent lifts and carrying of up to 50 pounds for distances of 50 feet
  • Overhead lifting of 50 pounds
  • Climbing to and working at heights of up to 16 feet
  • Completing a full workday walking and/or standing
  • Perform work from a wide range of positions including: standing, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, reclining, from scaffolding or ladders
  • Sufficient hand and arm strength to un-package, install, or remove machine parts. May include the use of a 20 pound sledgehammer or other hand or power tools.
  • Pushing and pulling heavy material handling equipment such as floor cranes or jacks, and engaging in activities such as rolling tires or moving oak blocking.
  • Sufficient hand dexterity and strength to fasten, insert, and remove bolts and pins of various sizes and weights from a few ounces to 20 pounds and to operate and withstand the impact and vibration of electric and air-powered power tools.
  • Capable of work outside in all reasonable weather conditions
  • Conduct work responsibilities while exposed to dirt, dust, and fumes from the operation of construction equipment, cranes, forklifts, etc.
  • Must pass post offer drug screen and background check as a condition of hire.
  • Regular and punctual attendance as required.



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