Timber Preservation Technician - Various locations

Employer: Koppers Railroad Structures

Job Description:
The KRS team is looking for dynamic individuals that are highly self-motivated to become members of our bridge inspection and treatment crew and enjoy rapid advancement opportunities while traveling the United States.

Koppers Railroad Structures, Inc. has been at the forefront of railroad bridge rehabilitation in the United States and Canada since the mid-1950s. We are one of the nation's largest railroad bridge contracting and engineering companies, serving Class 1, regional and short line railroads. KRS has a strong safety culture and is a trusted partner with the railroad industry. We have been building careers for over 60 years and offer competitive wages with a rich benefits package.


The average starting wage for this role will be between $22.00 - $24.00 per hour ($60,000 - $80,000 per year), commensurate with experience. Our weekly lodging allowance is at $550 per worked week and will be paid according to policy guidelines.


Extensive hand shoveling/digging around ground line of timber bridges using D-handle spade/shovel, sharpshooter/shovel, crowbar and pry bar
Apply wood preservative treatments and install plugs with hammer
Drill holes using 1/2" drill and generator
Learn to use climbing equipment (lineman gear)
Walk up and down steep slopes on rough ground
Inspect timber bridge and make notes about condition
KRS offers an outstanding benefits package that includes the following:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
401k Plan with company match
Paid Time Off, Holidays, and Bereavement Leave
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Travel Assistance Program, to encourage work/life balance through personal travel accounts (qualification period required)
Life Insurance (Employee, Spouse, Dependent)
Paid Short Term Disability Leave
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Program Incentives
Company provided PPE, equipment, tooling, and transportation

High School diploma or equivalent
Current Driver's License with a favorable driving record (Limited Class A CDL-no airbrakes, is preferred and commands a premium rate)
Base knowledge in heavy physical labor (farming, military, ranching, utility work, construction, fence building, hand digging, outdoor labor, heavy landscaping, roofing, etc)
No fear of heights with previous exposure to heights
Ability to successfully complete gas mask, lead exposure, respirator usage and Fall Protection training programs
Physical Demands/Work Environment

This position involves heavy lifting of up to 70 pounds; long hours of standing, walking, and climbing on remote jobsites; Jobsites can be noisy. Ability to read and write are required as the position involves recording of data.
This position involves routine exposure to outside weather conditions and work is performed at heights of up to 300'.
Occasional work around fumes, airborne particles, and chemicals as well as sources of electricity
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
Koppers Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law or by any applicable state or local law.

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Base Pay: $22 -$24 /HR

Posted on February 06, 2023

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