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Transportation Specialist

Posted: 07/25/2021

HOURS         


Must be able to respond to a call for service at any time within a 24-hour day, including weekends and holidays and an occasional overnight stay may be required.                
 

JOB OBJECTIVE   


To work as a contributing member of a train crew (either as an operator of a locomotive or as a conductor/brakeman); switching freight cars and making up trains in yards or on-line.

Principal Accountabilities:

 
  • Carry out specific instructions detailing a train’s route and specific movements.  Plan and perform setouts and pick-ups, switching and service of on-line industries.  Plan and anticipate moves.
  • Handles the switching of cars, including coupling and uncoupling cars and must be able to lift out coupling device.
  • Observes, interprets and relays signals and other indications affecting movement of a train, i.e. track flags, block and interlocking and other fixed signals.
  • Signals crew members for movement of the engine or train using specific signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, backup, set or release air brakes.  Perform proper air brake tests as required by FRA and railroad operating rules.
  • Inspect rolling stock for defects and evidence of wear including wheels, journals, brake rigging and safety appliances.
  • Perform daily locomotive inspections as required by FRA and railroad rules.
  • Fills out forms including, but not limited to, track warrants, bulletins and wheel reports.  All reports are to be clear and legible.
  • Must work assigned hours (some shifts may run approximately up to 12 hours) and may be required to be away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Must be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible action as required.  Conduct job briefings.
  • This is considered a hazardous position requiring constant mental awareness and ability to react immediately to situations which may arise.  Must be able to make good decisions under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to handle emergency situations; including operating fire extinguishers as well as be able to apply first aid techniques.
  • Assist when required, in operation of work trains and to assist with re-railing cars where required.
  • Monitor track to detect obstructions and to anticipate problems as required by federal or company rules.
  • Use personal safety apparel and safety equipment as necessary.
  • Assist, when required, in Maintenance of Way and Car Repair positions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

 
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent of. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently and with other. Must possess good communication skills.
  •  Must have a strong work ethic and desires to be part of a team that takes pride in our safety, quality and customers
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and must be insurable to drive company vehicles.
  • Good color vision is required for engineer certification.
  • Must be able to pass required examinations, read and understand safety instructions, book of rules, regulations, timetables, bulletins, waybills, placards, and other written or printed material of all railroads operating over.
  • Must successfully complete engineer qualification and promotion when required.  Previously certified engineers must also provide proof of safe work record as required by 49 CFR 240 from their former employer.
  • Required outdoor work in all types of weather conditions, walking distances on railroad roadbeds, inspecting freight cars, coupling air hoses, climbing ladders, replacing or repairing broken equipment.
  • Position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
  • List of physical skills required for this position and a more detailed list of principal accountabilities may be obtained from Jessica Williams, HR Manager at jessica.williams@rrvw.net
To apply for this position, please go online at http://www.rrvw.net/careers