Freight Conductor - Sarnia, Ontario
CSX
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
2d ago

Job Summary

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
  • Pay Rate

    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.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Physical Requirements

  • 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
  • Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions / directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • 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 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
  • Safety Commitment

    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.

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