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Student Conductor / Engineer
in Rupert, ID
Job DescriptionGeneral SummarySupervises and coordinates activities of train crew engaged in switching railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate loading or unloading of cars or making up and breaking up of trains; and/or switches railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to load and unload cars or to make up or break up trains in a safe and efficient manner, by performing the following dutiesEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the followingOther duties may be assigned, as requested or required1Supervises and coordinates the activities of train crews2Receives oral or written instructions from Manager or Customer indicating which cars are to be switched3Notifies engineer of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of yard, using radio, telephone, verbal or hand signalsGives instructions to throw track switches and to couple and uncouple cars4Maintains records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched5May coordinate activities of switching crew from locomotive cab, caboose, or control tower6Raises coupling lever to couple or uncouple cars7Throws track switches to facilitate shunting of cars and signals Engineer to move cars, using lantern, arm signals or radio8Climbs ladder to top of car, rides atop cars, and turns handwheel to set brakes or to control the speed of the car when it has been shunted9Ties handbrakes10Connects airhose to cars when making up trains by bending and applying up to 35 pounds of force11May walk along tops of cars and peer down between them to inspect couplings, airhoses, and journal boxes12May set warning signals, such as flares, flags, lanterns, or torpedoes at front of and at rear of train during emergency stops to warn oncoming trains13Sits or rides in cab of locomotive to observe signals from other crew members14May make minor repairs to couplings, airhoses and journal boxes, and report any equipment requiring major repairs15May supervise and assist workers engaged in maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives16May talk to Engineer via radio to give or receive switching information17Other duties as requested or requiredRequirementsEducation/ExperienceHigh school education or general education development (GED), and minimum of 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experienceKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities1Knowledge of and skills in applying basic federal railroad regulations, guidelines and rules2Knowledge of and skills in using various hand tools, including sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, etc3Knowledge of and skills in performing basic mechanical repairs and maintenance4Ability to read and comprehend written safety rules, procedure and safety manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information5Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and/or to apply principles of logic to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; and/or to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems6Ability to effectively communicate instructions, directions, processes, procedures, safety rules and regulations to co-workers, supervisors, and others in written, oral, diagrammatic and schedule form7Ability to train switch crews and other yard personnel to perform job-related duties; and to provide training related to federal and company regulations, rules, safety guidelines and preventive maintenance8Ability to make independent judgments using sound reasoning skills and knowledge base9Ability to think and act quickly in responding to emergency and non-emergency situations10Ability to talk to and effectively communicate with co-workers, yard personnel, switching crew, engineers, railroad officials and others in a clear, concise, courteous, efficient and professional manner11Ability to pass training and required testingPhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobSpecific vision abilities with this job require close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); and distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more); and peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); and depth perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances); and ability to adjust focus; and ability to identify and distinguish colors in order to perform switching duties, read railroad or yard traffic signals, hand signals, lantern signals, and track obstructions and observe other activities within railroad or yard traffic 100% of timeMust be able to talk and/or hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, engineers, train crew, yard crew, and customers 100% of timeMust be able to climb and balance well enough to climb, hold onto, and balance on ladder attached to side of car; and/or climb ladder attached to side of car and balance on top of car while turning brakewheel; and/or climb steps on locomotive from level or uneven ground; and/or climb on/off moving equipment 35% of timeMust be able to stand and walk on level or uneven ground 70% of timeMust be able to bend, twist, stoop 10% of timeMust be able to push, pull, and/or lift, exerting up to 100 pounds of force, 10% of timeMust be able to sit in cab of locomotive 20% of timeMust be able to reach with hands and arms; and/or use hands to feel or handle 60% of timeMust be able to write legibly and use radio and communication equipmentPhysical DimensionsThe employee is required to exert up to 125 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 100 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 75 pounds of force regularlyWork EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this jobWhile performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly exposed to a high noise level, vibration, high and precarious places, heavy equipment, weather conditions, heat from equipment/machinery, sitting in semi-confined spaces for extended periods, and exposure to fumes from oil, grease, and fuelSupervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job may train, supervise and coordinate the activities of train crew
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