Saturday , April 20 2024

CSX Employment – Freight Conductor

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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:

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

Job Requirements:

  • Different shifts as assigned in a 24 hour/7 days a week operation (incl working weekends)
  • Hours which include rotating on-call responsibilities which may be outside standard hours
  • Wear protective equipment (such as welding shields, hard hat, hearing protection)
  • Work with equipment that intensifies the heat factor
  • Work hours may vary in length and schedule (may include a non-standard work week)
  • Work outside in all weather conditions
  • Work flexible days/hours as dictated by business needs

Qualification & Experience:

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

Job Details:

Company: CSX

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Augusta, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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