Heavy Equipment Operator / Laborer - Catoosa, OK


Catoosa, OK, US, 74015

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: $17.00

Schedule: M-F 7:00AM - 3:30PM


Location Information


Watco moves any commodity, and at this site, we handle a large variety of breakbulk and project cargo, including pipe, steel coils, and plate.


Position Description


  • Performs various manual tasks as a general laborer to assist in loading/ unloading barges, trucks, railcars and upkeep of 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


  • Tractor Trailer, (No CDL Required) Yard Truck, Forklift
  • PPE; hard hat, HI Vis vest (work clothes), safety glasses, gloves, steel toed boots, ear plugs and respirators, if needed




  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
  • Ability to pass training and required testing, including drug test
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma