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CSX Careers – Freight Conductor

Website CSX

Job Description:

A conductor’s primary responsibility is to safely coordinate train crews on a freight train, place rail cars to facilitate loading and unloading, and makeup/breakdown trains in a rail yard, customer facility or similar locations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, railroad and safety rules and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations
  • Be able to safely perform all job responsibilities
  • Inspect all equipment on cars prior to departures
  • Receive and transmit information by radio and telephone
  • Read and understand bulletins, work orders, and switch lists
  • Assist with the coupling and uncoupling of cars, operate switches, and make minor repairs to railcars, including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses
  • Work with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars; delivers excellent customer service by identifying customer needs and meeting or exceeding expectations
  • Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety
  • Operate locomotive equipment through the use of remote control device
  • Quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
  • Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems
  • Review instructions from dispatchers and other transportation employees, and discuss with locomotive engineer
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Job Requirements:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Work hours are based on seniority, new hires primarily work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to report to work safely with two-hour notice
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
  • Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a background screening
  • Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame
  • Advance to engineer position when required, based on seniority
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test

Qualification & Experience:

  • One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)
  • Experience working in a safety sensitive environment
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • One year verifiable work experience
  • 18 years of age or older

Job Details:

Company: CSX

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Charleston, WV, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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