CSX Waterville , ME 04903
Posted 4 weeks ago
This is not a CSX Transportation position. Successful applicants will report to Springfield Terminals.
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
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).
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
Must be able to mount and dismount moving equipment
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.
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