Iowa Interstate Railroad LTD

Silvis , IL
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Railroad Conductors

Iowa Interstate Railroad LTD
Silvis, IL Full time
Posted on March 4, 2018

Couples and uncouples cars, and performs other duties associated with the movement of trains, cars, engines in yards and on the road; mounts and dismounts equipment. Assists in transporting freight in a safe and satisfactory manner. This position includes Student conductors and associated training.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Provides and receives various forms of oral and printed communication concerning railway cars movement and placement.
  2. Observes, interprets, and relays signals concerning train and engine movement.
  3. Operates track switches and derails to change engine and car routes.
  4. Inspects train and equipment condition.
  5. Operates various devices, such as an uncoupling lever, to separate and couple cars; applies handbrakes; climbs ladders.
  6. Prepares necessary forms and reports.
  7. Remains prepared for and constantly alert to unusual conditions or circumstances.
  8. Replaces knuckles and other associated labor.
  9. Responsible for performing duties and working hours as scheduled, including irregular hours (working and meal breaks), overtime, holidays, nights, weekends and may require extended time away from home as necessary.
  10. Performs other essential and nonessential functions as assigned.

Job Requirements:

     Education, Licenses/Certifications and Work Experience

     High school graduation or equivalent. Must pass all rules exams as given throughout training period. Mus possess a current valid driver's license and be able to provide proof of insurability.