Transload Operator - Fryburg, ND


Fryburg, ND, US, 58622

Category:  Transload Operations

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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

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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: $24.00

Schedule: 10- 14hr shifts - 7 days on 7 days off


Location Information

Located near Belfield and Dickinson North Dakota, our Fryburg Rail Terminal handles loading crude oil and natural gas into rail tanker cars.


Position Description


  • This position requires the successful completion of a background check, drug screen, and pre-employment physical.
  • Transload crude oil and/or NGL products from railcars and trucks utilizing safe operating procedures.
  • Climb onto top and underneath railcars in order to inspect, hook up, disconnect and seal.
  • Ability to work outside majority of the time and withstand extreme weather conditions.

  • Flexibility to work an on-call schedule that will require overtime (based on production needs) as well as weekends and holidays.

  • Must maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions 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
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift up to 50 pounds alone, twist, and climb. Must be able to talk and hear well enough to communicate with all team members, vendors, and customers 100% of the time
  • Participate in safety briefings, job briefings, and pass along information from team members, management or customer.
  • Operate in a manner where SAFETY and the ENVIRONMENT are of the highest importance.
  • Perform daily inspections on all stationary and mobile equipment
  • Prepare equipment for product transfer.
  • Start, stop, and operate equipment within defined operating parameters.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction and follow work rules, as well as, take on additional job responsibilities as needed or assigned.
  • Goal oriented and results driven
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in all aspects of the operation
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work



  • Ability to reliably commute to the job site

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work outside majority of the time and withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be available for shift work when applicable, overtime when required, and must be available to respond during working and non-working hours as required.


Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used


  • Various small hand tools (wrenches, screw drivers, sockets)
  • PPE:  reflective clothing, hard hat, gloves, steel toed boots, safety glasses, radio

Nearest Major Market: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Dickinson