Conductor Trainee Job Listing at BNSF Railway in Aberdeen, SD (Job ID 57971300)
Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.
Job Location: Aberdeen
Safely switch railcars and safe train movement.
SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to and acting on safety concerns.
COMMUNICATION: Obtain and receive information and act on oral or written instructions by various communication devices. Monitor and report daily work.
TRAIN OPERATION: Climb on/off equipment, set/release hand brakes, couple/uncouple air hoses, remove/replace broken 75lb railcar connectors, ride moving cars by hanging on grab irons or ladders. Observe, interpret and relay hand, lantern, and other signals for train movement; judge and control speed and clearance distance of cars; distinguish among colors and see at night.
SWITCHING FUNCTIONS: Operate track switches and derails to change train routing within yards or on road. Check switch points for proper alignment.
TRAIN AND EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS: Switch, spot cars and determine train make-up. Observe and monitor track conditions (e.g. broken rails, defective switches, weather-related problems). Inspect cars per federal regulations. Observe and report on passing train conditions.
The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.
Training: Company-paid on-the-job and classroom training for up to 17 weeks at location hired.
Relocation: Assistance not available.
Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.
Probationary Period: 60 days.
Seniority District Transfers: Transfer eligibility varies by location; may require up to 3 years employment and General Manager approval.
Travel: Frequent. May be away from home for extended time.
Shifts/Hours: Full time, including on-call (24/7), nights, weekends and holidays. Work in geographic area as posted and report to assigned work location within 90 minutes notification. Work may be seasonal for weather or business.
Union: United Transportation Union Dues: Per union agreement; membership and dues required.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at www.tsa.gov/twic .
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