Freight Conductor - Springfield Terminal - Waterville, ME

CSX Waterville , ME 04903

Posted 4 weeks ago

This is not a CSX Transportation position. Successful applicants will report to Springfield Terminals.

Job Summary

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.

Primary Activities and 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

  • 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

Pay Rate

  • While training rate of pay is 70% of the entry level rate ($33.45). Which would be $23.42
  • After OJT, the pay rate goes as follows until the conductor achieves 100%
  • 1st year 75% - $25.08
  • 2nd year 80% - $26.76
  • 3rd year 90% - $30.11
  • 4th year 100% - $33.45


You will attend four weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute (REDI) in Atlanta, GA. Springfield Terminal will pay for travel, lodging and meals. You will complete additional weeks of on-the-job training at your assigned location(s).


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 18 years old

  • One year verifiable work experience

  • Ability to read and comprehend all instructions including operating rules, bulletins, regulatory documents and other written communications

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of outside work exp. (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming, etc.)
  • Experience working in a safety sensitive environment

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to mount and dismount moving equipment

  • 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

  • Frequent lifting up to 80 lbs.

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

  • Advancement to engineer position. Must have minimum one year conductor experience.

  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test

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