Vehicle Loader


Website Auto Warehousing Company Canada

Auto Warehousing Company Canada is hiring in Brampton ON. We are looking to hire several full-time Vehicle Loaders to join our team. For fast consideration- Apply today!


The Vehicle Loader is responsible for preparing the Boxcars for loading, driving the customer’s finished product onto the Boxcars, secure the vehicles down and preparing the Box cars for transportation

Essential Duties

  • Prepare the Box car for loading
  • Enter the new vehicle designated for the Box car
  • Drive the new vehicle from the staging area onto the rail car and park it
  • Exit the vehicle
  • Place the chock blocks in their proper position on both sides of the tire
  • Place the strap into position around the tire
  • Pull the strap tight through the seatbelt clip on the bracket
  • Position the ratchet onto the nut of each chock block
  • Tighten the nut until the ratchet clicks twice at the preset foot-pounds of pressure
  • Exit the train by climbing down the ladder railings on the outside of the Box car
  • Lift and lower the Deck Lids on the ends of the Box cars after all the vehicles have been loaded or off-loaded
  • Check vehicles for any damage and report to Supervisor or Manager

Loader Tasks

  • Ensure the loading equipment has been properly inspected
  • Make sure derailer and safety procedures are up (blue flag protection)
  • Mount the loader
  • Power up the equipment
  • Maneuver equipment into place at appropriate deck level of rail car
  • Make sure equipment is secured in place using all safe measures
  • To remove from rail car, reverse the above procedure

Other Duties / Requirements

  • Exhibit a behavior and conduct that maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that the incumbent gets along with customers, vendors, co-workers, and management
  • Maintain good and regular attendance
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a variety of work situations
  • Present a positive demeanour
  • Be able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned

Relevant Physical Activity Demands


Sitting: The worker sits while driving a vehicle

Standing/Walking: Waking from the bus to the vehicle, Walking off the train, Walking from the train back to the bus

Climbing: Climb up or down a ladder on the side of the Box car to enter or exit the train

Lifting/Carrying: Chock blocks weigh 3.5 – 4 kg (8-9 lbs), Bridge plates weigh 18 kg (40 lbs)

Pushing/Pulling: The pins on the Deck Lids are pulled out with 9 kg (20 lbs) of force, Car chock blocks are secured by pushing on a pin with the thumb or finger with 9 kg (20 lbs) of force

Gripping/Handling: Holding the steering wheel while driving, gripping rungs of the ladder while climbing and using three-point contact. Grip force while climbing onto the train must be at least ½ of the body weight especially on first rung where legs are used only minimally. Grip forces must match or exceed the forces described for lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling above, where the hands are used

Bending: The worker must work with blocks on the floor of the Box car, which requires forward bending of the neck and some forward bending of the torso as well. Any worker taller than 160 cm (5 feet, 3 inches) must bend the neck and or the body to walk on the tri-level rail cars.

Kneeling: Most workers kneel while working with the chock blocks

Reaching: Bridge plates are passed from below to overhead when placing them on the highest level of the rail cars


Standing/Walking: Walking between vehicles, along entire length of train

Climbing: Must climb on and off trains, up/down as many as 12 ladder rungs on the side of the rail car using three-point contact on the ladder

Kneeling/Squatting: While tightening chock blocks on the rail car floor. Most Ratcheters wear knee pads

Lifting/Carrying: Regular size ratchet weighs 1 kg (2 lbs)

Pushing/Pulling: Tension in the handle at the highest point of tension on the chock block was measured to be 12 kg (27 lbs)

Gripping/Handling: Must be able to hold the ratchet handle with the hands while tightening, which would require a grip force of at least 12 kg (27 lbs)

Bending: Any worker taller than 160 cm (5 feet, 3 inches) would have to bend the neck and or the back to walk on the trains

Repetition: Calculations for Pushing/Pulling and Gripping, The chock block must be tightened to a point where the ratchet “clicks” twice

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed out doors in all weather conditions
  • Work with a team of other associates
  • Work in tight spaces when vehicles are loaded onto the Box cars

Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Minimum one year heavy labour experience
  • Valid Full G driver’s license; good driving record
  • Basic computer skills – beginner level skills with word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Follow directions, both written and verbal
  • Able to drive both standard and automatic automobiles
  • Ability to adhere to strict quality standards without variance
  • Ability to interact with others effectively
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically
  • Good visual ability
  • Ability to read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Knowledge of the use of hand tools (i.e., wrenches, screw drivers, ratchets, etc.)
  • Must have a good sense of balance
  • Ability to work at a height approximately 15 feet above the ground
  • Ability to lift up to 23 kg (50 lbs) over head
  • Ability to push, pull, or carry up to 35 kg (85 lbs)
  • Ability to stand, walk, and work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to climb up and down Train ladders
  • Ability to stop/kneel/crouch/crawl repetitively
  • Ability to get in and out of vehicles drivers door with minimal door opening clearance

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