Transload Operator - Buffalo, NY


Buffalo, NY, US, 14227

Category:  Transload Operations

Start a Watco Career and Discover the Difference

Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.


Hourly pay rate: $21.00 

Schedule: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Location Information

Watco moves any commodity, and at this site, we handle primarily Liquid High Fructose Corn Syrup and it derivative blends. The Buffalo Transload Terminal (TBT) stands out for its truck wash, bonded track, and storage capacity. This terminal offers 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and two acres for laydown storage.

  • Terminal Address: 50 Bison Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14227
  • Additional Location Information:




  • Performs various manual tasks as a general laborer to assist in unloading trucks, railcars and upkeep of rail terminal facility. Fosters teamwork, positive work environment and overall safety of self and others.
  • All work must conform to customer expectations and company policy and procedures.
  • Ability to take direction and supervision.
  • Ability to interpret directions and/or instructions.
  • Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
  • Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
  • Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math.
  • Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment.
  • Working knowledge of Watco Safety and Operating principles.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and interact appropriately with others.
  • Self-motivated with ability to complete projects with minimum direct supervision.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used


  • Front End Loader, Backhoe, Crane, Forklift, Sweeper and Skid Steer – Broom and Shovels
  • PPE; hard hat, vest(work clothes), safety glasses, gloves, steel toed boots, ear plugs and respirators



  • High school education or general education diploma (GED).
  • Valid Drivers License preferred for this position but not a requirment
  • Ability to pass training and required testing.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo