Conductors are responsible for the safe and efficient administration of train operations and handling of customer freight.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
Obtain and maintain a current FRA Conductor or Remote Control Operator Certification as necessary by meeting regulatory requirements of training.
Comply with all policies, procedures, and operating rules that are relevant to job tasks to complete them safely.
Ensure the safety of others by intervening when unsafe acts or behaviors occur.
Maintain awareness of surroundings and for suspicious activity to ensure rail safety.
Perform railcar switching and train movement operations by operating switches, coupling / uncoupling railcars, obtaining and updating necessary documents for movement, making repairs by changing knuckles and air brake hoses.
Understand and act upon the aspects and indications of railroad color light signals.
Proficiency with spoken and written communications.
Ability to solve basic math problems.
Interact with customers to deliver world class service.
Interact with the public to ensure a healthy corporate image.
Comply with instructions of Contract Supervisors and Managers when given.
Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager
Classroom training rate $750.31 weekly. OJT Training rate $900.34 weekly. After OJT, guaranteed extraboard pay of $1,118.
20 weekly. $54,000 average first year earnings including training. After training first year conductor average $78k and 5% progression rate per year to achieve full rate within 5 years per the applicable collective labor agreement.
Current authorization to work in Canada
High School Diploma / GED
18 years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
Two years verifiable work experience and / or college
One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)
Experience operating heavy equipment
Lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 83 pounds on a rare basis
Stoop / bend / kneel / crouch / crawl / balance / climb
Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places
Ride on the outside of rail equipment for long periods of time
Walk long distances over uneven terrain
Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity / tracking / inspection
Must meet color vision and hearing requirements as described in FRA Regulations
Must be able to mount and dismount moving equipment
Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
Communication skills (provide clear instructions / directions)
Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
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 safely report to work within two hours of being notified to report in
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
Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries.
When a company puts safety first, everyone benefits : the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.
In line with our commitment to safety, the applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete medical screenings and a background check.