Production Operator

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Midlothian, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16659 


The Production Operator uses different types of machine equipment to assist with manufacturing the NARSTCO product in an efficient and safe manner; cooperates as a team with other workers to produce a high quality product to meet customer needs and goals.


Essential Functions

  • Carryout to the full extent required, production activities for the processing of any and all NARSTCO products;
  • Follow instructions of Production Foreman and Team Leads;
  • Load infeed with raw material, remove banding and log data;
  • Measure thickness of material;
  • Insure material proceeds to stop and is sheared at correct length;
  • Remove material remnant per standard operating procedures;
  • Visually observe material proceed to punch press, insure correct number of punches and adjust machine when instructed;
  • Visually observe material  proceed to form press, insure correct form and stamp and adjust machine when instructed;
  • Visually observe material proceed to robot and make visual inspection of product as robot rotates product onto rack;
  • Insure correct number of pieces are placed into rack;
  • Band product bundle;
  • Mark and inspect bundles as instructed;
  • Move material with forklift from finished bundle rack to designated staging area;
  • Load infeed with proper capacity forklift;
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations;
  • Maintain departmental housekeeping standards;
  • Work at a reasonable pace (measured by production efficiency) and within our quality standards to insure timely completion;
  • Assist new employees in safe and efficient production which includes following standard operating procedures and instructional material and manuals;
  • To exercise the utmost degree of integrity, honesty, good faith and fidelity to the Company, in dealing with the Company and with its customers, employees, suppliers and other public entities;
  • Provide other reasonable services as the Company may request from time to time.



  • Commitment to job to include punctuality and time management
  • Safety Awareness
  • Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Production Goal Commitment
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Results Driven
  • Detail Oriented


Supervisory Responsibility



Work Environment

The job operates in primarily the production area of the NARSTCO facility and work may require exposure to potentially dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, loud noises, fumes, occasional sparks, metal dust and industrial moving parts in the plant facility.


Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and Safety Regulations must be adhered to at all times.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, listen, talk, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, twist, reach, push/pull, climb, and  work involves lifting up to 50 pounds regularly. Assistance is required for anything over 50 pounds.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.  Hours of work are based on a shift schedule up to 12 hours per day on a rotating work schedule of two days on, two days off, three days on, two days off resulting in work scheduled every other weekend and overtime may be required depending on company internal and external project demands.





Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED
  • One to two years’ experience in Industrial Manufacturing
  • One to two years Forklift operation and certification a bonus
  • Basic reading and mathematics skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working punch press, form press, forklift, using calipers, reading a tape measure, operation of PLC equipment, grinders, and machine fabrication tools preferred
  • Basic maintenance knowledge such as tightening and loosening bolts etc. is preferred
  • Ability to follow instructions, drawings and dimensions as required for quality
  • Ability to work well with tools and machinery required
  • Experience in industrial, production manufacturing and fabrication preferred

As a US Department of Transportation contractor, RailWorks is required to comply with all current Federal DOT regulations, including drug testing.  At this time, Federal DOT drug tests do not allow for the use of marijuana, even in states that allow medical and/or recreational use. Accordingly, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test that includes marijuana prior to being hired.


RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth