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Swamper

Department: Trucking

Supervisor: Trucking Supervisor

Status: Hourly/Non-exempt

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Summary

Accompany truck driver driver to job site and assist with truck loading, unloading, and load securement responsibilities.

  • Essential Functions
    • Assemble, disassemble, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear, using tools if required.
    • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads, in order to ensure safety of workers and materials.
    • Inspect rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
    • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving.
    • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weight, size, and limitations.
    • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using appropriate equipment and signals.
    • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, and/or around obstacles.
    • Align, level, and anchor machinery.
    • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support loads.
    • Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms, using bolts and clamps.
    • Supply equipment to rig floors as requested and provide assistance to roughnecks as needed.
    • Move pipes to and from trucks, using winches, motorized lifts, or by hand.
  • Other Functions
    • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
    • Ability to frequently lift and drag 40 pounds.
    • Ability to occasionally lift from a toolbox and carry a 35 pound hydraulic jack.
    • Ability to occasionally lift and drag 100 pounds.
    • Ability to frequently climb rig stairs up to height of 20 feet.
    • Ability to occasionally lift and utilize 3 lb. hammer.
    • Ability to occasionally lift and utilize 8 lb. sledgehammer.
    • Ability to walk at a steady pace for extended periods of time with intermittent breaks for up to 8 hours per day.
    • Ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
    • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs
    • Ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
    • Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.
    • Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing.
    • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
    • Ability to see details at a distance.
    • Ability to engage in active listening and learning — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Ability to attend and apply required training.
    • Ability to identify and utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as indicated by task.
    • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Education

    Prefer High School Diploma or GED.

  • Work Experience

    Requires some previous work-related skill, knowledge or experience.

  • Other Requirements