Railserve, Inc. Distribution Technician in United States

Distribution Technician

Department: Canada

Location: Fort Saskatchewan

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This position is responsible for providing field and functional support activities necessary to successfully load/unload produced product and/or raw materials to fulfill customer’s production and shipping needs.


  • Load on a scale Propylene, (C3), Butadiene (C4), and Pyrolis (C5)

  • Load/unload poly pellets.

  • Offload Hexene, Octene, Metal Alkyl, and Fresh Solvent.

  • Operate forklift and bagging line.

  • Control valves and diverters by understanding how actuators and digital input systems function.

  • Load glycol into trucks and railcars.

  • Run panels to support loading operations.

  • Works with other members of the department’s natural work teams and subject matter experts, including non-Dow service providers within Site Logistics and/or 3rd. party service providers, in order to:

  • o achieve each day’s shipping/receiving needs

  • o assure uninterrupted Site Logistics facility operations

  • o avoid unplanned events

  • Actively participate in the Site Logistics EH&S programs

  • Utilize established tools, processes and procedures

  • Comply with the department’s Operating Discipline Management System (ODMS)

  • Follow the associated steps of the relative work processes which include, but are not necessarily limited to, the use of the:

  • o Supply Chain Material Flow Work Process

  • o Operate Plant Work Process

  • o Global Maintenance Work Process

  • Must wear personal protective equipment including a respirator and/or other PPE that covers the face.

  • Other duties as assigned.


The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma (or equivalent) preferred

  • 6+ months experience required

B. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to work under pressure.

  • Superior communication skills; Must be comfortable engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills.

  • Ability to assess multiple tasks and develop a plan to complete them in a timely manner.

  • Must have the ability to work well with others as part of a team.

C. Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business information, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

D. Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages.

E. Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

F. Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and/or ladders quickly; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights (over 50 pounds). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

E. Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This incumbent regularly works in an outdoor environment, in various weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals, and must be able to wear a respirator and/or other PPE that covers the face. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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