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Hulcher Services Inc. Operator (Heavy Equipment) in Des Moines, Iowa

Hulcher Services Inc. has been a recognized leader in the train derailment emergency response, track construction, rail cargo transfer services, and environmental emergency response services industry for over 40 years.

Candidates will be responsible for transporting, operating, and servicing heavy equipment for clearing railroad derailments and debris. The company will provide training to obtain CDL, although a Class A CDL license is highly desirable.

Perks of the position:

  • Full-time employees are guaranteed 40 hours a week with a high potential for overtime earnings. Most employees are earning  $80k+/year

  • Any work done outside of 8-5 is paid at time and a half

  • Travel pay with room AND meals paid for

  • Stress pay (in addition to Vacation/PTO)

  • Aggressive referral bonus program

  • 12 months of work annually … we are not seasonal!

  • Continual training and the opportunity to learn multiple pieces of heavy equipment

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Advancement opportunities!

  • Work boot allowance

  • Work for THE leader in our specialized field

  • Supportive and safe environment

  • Weekly Pay

  • Varied work – No day is the same

  • Union Benefits

    We have multiple openings for the following positions:

    Heavy Equipment Operator as a LST


  • Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL Driver’s License

  • Clean driving record required by company driving privileges

  • Must be able to reach the Hulcher facility within 30 minutes of a call

  • Must be able to travel in the region frequently, with some out-of-town jobs in the last two weeks.

  • Must be able to respond as an on-call 24/7/365 to deliver our emergency services to our clients

  • All work is outdoors and physically demanding. You must be able to lift and carry chain hooks and slings over 75 pounds.

  • Drug tests and strenuous background tests are a part of our hiring process.


  • Provides ground support for operations

  • Drives tractor-trailer or escort vehicles

  • Carries, handles, and detaches/attaches heavy steel chains, blocks and steel cables, and other devices

  • Climbs on and crawls under derailed railroad cars and other equipment

  • Cleans, maintains, and sets-up equipment requiring the use of small and large tools

  • Operates cutting torch and welding equipment

  • Utilizes various hand and power tools

  • Lifts 150 lbs. max with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 50 lbs.

  • Works at elevated heights on railroad cars, bridges, over water, or in water

  • Learns hazardous materials handling and precautions

  • Maintains required equipment service records

  • Assures safekeeping and proper usage of company tools

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