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Company: OmniTRAX Inc.
Location: Gadsden
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

** Engineer/Conductor-H****Job Category****:** RR TRAIN SERVICES **Requisition Number****:** ENGIN001912 Showing 1 location **Job Details****Description****POSITION SUMMARY**The Locomotive Engineer/Conductor oversees the train, freight and crew: operates track switches, couples and uncouples cars and places cars to facilitate loading and unloading, places cars and engines in rail yards and on the main railroad; operates trains safely by complying with operating rules and train handling policies to transport freight in a satisfactory manner. Executes the mechanical operation of the train, train speed, and handling. Ensures clear communication with dispatcher and track authority; receives, relays, or acts upon oral, written, or radio instructions from dispatcher, yardmaster or other personnel indicating the switch movement, placement, or delivery of railroad cars and/or a train. Performs work safely, effectively and efficiently in accordance with company policies and procedures and Federal Railroad Association rules and regulations to meet company objectives.The Locomotive Engineer/Conductor demonstrates and adheres to the company values of: safety, honesty, ownership, respect and teamwork to ensure successful partnership with customers and employees that result in OmniTRAXs continued success.**COMPENSATION*** FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Eligible for Overtime* Eligible for Participation - Annual Discretionary Bonus******BENEFITS*** Fulfilling a role in an industry that keeps this country running isnt the only reason to work for OmniTRAX. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, a 401(k) retirement plan with a match, and other voluntary benefits**ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES*** Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operation and the FRA* Move trains safely in the yards and over roads* Manipulate throttle and brake controls; interprets gauges and controls* Operate valves and switches both inside and outside of the cab, including applying and releasing handbrakes* Operate track switches, inspect equipment on cars and use radio communications to control train movement* Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches and make minor repairs to railcars: including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses* Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety* Review instructions from Trainmaster and discuss with train crew* Coordinate execution of railcar switch list* Communicate with other parties in the yard using proper hand signals and/or radio communication protocol* Adhere to directions from conductors and brakemen* Conduct the movement of rail cars and train movements; signal crew member(s) for movement of the engine or train using lantern, hand and flag signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, and back-up or set and release air brakes* Observe, interpret, and relay arm, lantern, or radio signals and all other indications affecting movement of a train* Operate track switches (visually checks switch condition and direction) to change the direction of the engine or cars within yard limits or on the main railroad; may apply or release hand brakes to switch or perform other duties* Read and understand the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions, and other written or printed material* Prepare required daily reports, switch lists (manually or with a computer), and fill out forms including train orders* Inspect the condition of the train and equipment in movement and while stationary* May couple air and electrical connections between locomotives when making up trains* Judge speed and distance of moving objects or parts* Recall information required from work activity**OTHER DUTIES*** Report to work as called on a 24-hour schedule* Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries* Wear required protective equipment such as: hard hats, hearing protection, safety-toe boots or safety glasses* Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work* Perform other duties and projects as assigned**SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*** None******REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES*** High School Diploma/GED* 2-3 years Train Services experience* Aptitude in the Transportation field and desire to learn* Pass post-offer job and health related examinations including: operating rules examination, vision and hearing test* Comply with all new and outstanding railroad instructions regarding the operation of the train* Read, comprehend and comply with published rules, procedures and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information* Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite* Write legibly to complete routine reports and other work documents* Effectively communicate and demonstrate interpersonal skills with all level of employees, and business associates in a clear concise and professional manner* Demonstrate problem solving and troubleshooting skills resulting in effective resolution* Professional integrity and accountability* Work in fast-paced, collaborative environment******REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES*** Valid State Drivers License* FRA Conductor Certified* FRA Locomotive Engineer Certified: required post hire**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES*** Previous experience in Rail Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics, Manufacturing and/or Oil & Gas industries**PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES*** None**WORK ENVIRONMENT*** Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather including: snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps; loud noise and fumes from gas, oil and grease**TRAVEL*** Daily travel as business requires during scheduled work hoursTo keep employees safe, we are providing masks, gloves, sanitizer, wipes, and PPE, as well as taking all necessary precautions required by the CDC, Federal, State and local governments.OmniTRAX is committed to protecting its employees and our communities from COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment, successful candidates for all positions will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before candidates begin employment. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided during the onboarding process. Should the successful candidate seek an exemption from vaccination for a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, appropriate documentation must be provided in support of such request.**Qualifications****Skills****Behaviors****:** **Motivations****:** **Education****Experience****Licenses & Certifications**

Keywords: OmniTRAX Inc., Huntsville , Engineer/Conductor-H, Engineering , Gadsden, Alabama

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