Car Loader/Unloader

Posted on March 25, 2024
IAM 751
 - $ 
 per hour
Everett, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has an exciting opportunity for a Car Loader/Unloader to join our team in Everett, WA.


Employees in this position are responsible for loading, unloading and directing transportation movement of incoming and outgoing railcars, seavans, trucks and trailers. The physical demands and potential hazards described here are typical of those that may be encountered in this job.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Frequent Standing, Occasional) Twisting at the waist, Walking, bending at the waist, carrying up to 35 pounds, Handling, lifting up to 35 pounds, Pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds, Pushing/pulling more than 35 pounds, Rotation of head/neck.
  • Prepare railcars to be moved to unload position by unhooking railcars and releasing hand breaks. Direct transportation to facilitate the movement of railcars.
  • Provide ground support during the movement of rail cars and/or oversized aircraft components. Ensure that area is clear of obstacles, vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • Drive pilot and/or rear pilot car to escort seavan carrier, as required use radios to communicate.
  • Switch rail direction by setting rail switch to appropriate position.
  • Break seals on Railcars using hand tools (e.g., bolt cutters, grinders).
  • Ensure that receiving inspection has pulled paperwork and given authorization to unload incoming freight, as required.
  • Disassemble Shipping Mechanical Equipment (SME) support braces by removing appropriate bolts using air and hand tools (e.g., air impact wrenches, hammer, pliers, mallet).
  • Move crane lift fittings, and accessories using electric stacker. Attach lift fittings for the movement of major airplane components using hand and power tools.
  • Prepare empty railcars, seavans and containers for return shipping by backloading tools, sealing, locking, banding or strapping securely in place.
  • Couple, uncouple associated equipment (e.g., dollies, railcars) to prepare for transportation movement.
  • Assemble/attach fittings to Transportation Mechanical Equipment (TME) using hand tools (e.g., pneumatic wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches).
  • Work with crane crew to unload large Major Outside Production (MOP) items inside/outside the factory, as required.
  • Load, unload trucks/trailers of SME’s, TME’s and/or MOP parts, as required.


This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.


The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Ability to walk constantly throughout the workday; stand 6-8 hours per day; climb or work from stairs/steps up to 8 hours per day; climb ladders; bend and twist frequently up to six hours per day; squat and kneel
  • Ability to lift 35 to 40 pounds repeatedly throughout the shift

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience using hand tools and/or hand-held power tools

Typical Education:

High school graduate or GED preferred.


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


This position is for 1st shift.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


  • Current Boeing employees working in Puget Sound and Portland must submit an Employee Request Transfer (ERT) to be considered in the eligible candidate pool. Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will not be considered.
  • This is an hourly position governed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM-751) Collective Bargaining agreement.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.


The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.


The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business consideration.

Summary pay range: $19.00 – $41.62

Applications for this position will be accepted until 4/30/2024


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

About the employer: Boeing

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

About your union: IAM 751

Serving the State of Washington, District 751’s Main Headquarters is considered a full service District. Representing members in over 40 collective bargaining agreements ranging from The Boeing Company to the men and women working in various trades throughout the Aerospace and other industries. The Main Union Hall has various departments to service over 33,000 members state wide.

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