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Conductors work as members of two or three person train crews and perform duties associated with the movement of trains, rail cars, and locomotives in rail yards and on the road.
They coordinate the assembly of trains and execute any ground work outside the locomotive cab while in the yard or en-route (ex : operating track switches, picking up rail cars, making emergency repairs, etc.).
The statements in this section are essential job functions that an employee must be able to perform with or without accommodations in order to achieve the objectives of the Conductor job.
Successful applicants will participate in an intensive paid training program that includes 11 weeks of training (7 weeks classroom at the CN Campus in Winnipeg, MB and 4 weeks field training).
Expenses related to transportation, accommodation and meals while in Winnipeg are covered by the company.
After these initial 11 weeks, candidates will complete a minimum of 45 trips as an extra person on a crew to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Successful completion of the entire training program is mandatory in order to work as a Conductor, and includes written exams and field training (including physical requirements).
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
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