Lockheed Martin Power Trucker - aircraft tow in Marietta, Georgia

Description: Per Hourly Job Description

Occupational Summary

This occupation covers operating industrial power tugs, tractors, and lift trucks and trackless trains to transport work-in-process, aircraft assemblies, aircraft, machinery and equipment, tooling, and materials and supplies between various plant locations as dispatched, on intra-plant transportation routes, and within assigned work areas.

Work Performed

Transports loads described below characterized by factors such as dimensional problems of extreme length, height, or width; high center of gravity and relative instability; extreme weight; extremely large surface areas or volumes and relatively unsubstantial structure requiring continuous care and caution to maintain balance and clearances or coordinated efforts of two or more drivers and pieces of equipment.

Determines type and capacity of equipment required to move loads, methods of loading, lifting, moving, positioning, unloading, application of protective equipment and safety precautions. Directs and assists in loading, securing and unloading operations. Estimates weights, dimensions, and centers of gravity as required. Checks and reconciles accompanying paperwork and loads and reports discrepancies to designated personnel.

Operates equipment described to lift, tow, position, or otherwise move aircraft; major master gauges, dies, assembly jigs, patterns, mock-ups, and functional test panels; aircraft engines, propellers, empennages, and fuselage sections, including unloading vendor-fabricated assemblies and raw materials from railway cars and trucks; stationary air compressors, welding generator units, portable tool cribs, and small out-buildings. Loads scrap materials into railway cars.

Operates equipment described on established routes to move work-in-process between various fabrication-processing cost centers and departments. Works with maintenance-transportation personnel in moves requiring joint efforts in unloading machinery from railway cars and trucks and moving to specified plant locations on rollers and skids, and in moving machinery and tooling in accordance with move-letters.

Typical Materials, Tools and Equipment Used

Tools used: Wrenches, pliers, screw drivers, and related hand tools.

Equipment used: Power tugs, tractors and fork lift trucks, die handlers, standard and special type trackless train cars and dollies, rope, chains, pins, slings, tow bars, skids, pallets, blocking, hitches, and protective equipment.

Knowledge and Ability Required

Apply a knowledge of intra-plant power trucking paperwork operations, practices, procedures, and safety regulations, including proper handling and protection of typical items listed; of functions and draw-bar pulling and lifting capacities of various sizes of power tugs, tractors, and lift trucks; of departmental and cost center locations and work functions.

Basic Qualifications:

Per Hourly Job Description

A Candidate is required to have (within the last eight years) one of the following:

1. Three years of documented experience operating gas combustible Tugs and Forklifts to move bulky, oversized equipment in an industrial environment (does not include normal warehousing experience).


2. A minimum of one year documented aircraft towing experience.

NOTE: Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain certification to tow aircraft; and be able to lift moderate weights and package materials and parts as required. The responsibilities of this classification do not conflict or interfere with other warehouse duties, such as 682-3 Material Controller classification, who routinely operate tugs and forklifts for the purpose of moving bulky oversized equipment/containers in the performance of their daily tasks.



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