Train Conductor

Website Canadian National Railway

Job Description:

The statements in this section are essential job functions that an employee must be able to perform with or without accommodations in order to achieve the objectives of the Conductor job.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Making effective decisions when in unfamiliar locations or emergency situations
  • Inspecting the condition of a train and equipment
  • Assembling/dismantling trains in the rail yard, and picking up/setting off rail cars en-route
  • Operating track switches to change locomotive and rail car routes
  • Observing, interpreting, and relaying signals to ensure safe train and locomotive movement
  • Communicating effectively with the Rail Traffic Control centre, other train crews and other departments on a regular basis via handheld radio
  • Ensuring compliance with all train orders, signals, railroad rules and regulations related to safety and operations
  • Providing and receiving various forms of oral and printed instructions concerning the movement and placement of rail cars

Job Requirements:

  • Climbing on and off ladders of moving rail cars
  • Working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Possessing and maintaining a passport allowing entry/re-entry to the Canada and the United States (in certain specific locations)
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 90 pounds
  • Working a flexible schedule with regular and predictable attendance, in line with the 24/7 railroading environment (includes night, weekend, holiday work hours, some overtime, and being away from home for extended periods of time)
  • Operating various devices on rail cars and locomotives, such as uncoupling levers and handbrakes
  • Meeting medical fitness requirements for the position, including those established by the Railway Association of Canada, such as the ability to recognize and distinguish between the colors of signals
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communications
  • Bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling frequently
  • Grasping and holding objects while riding the side of a train
  • Obtaining and maintaining Conductors Rule Card
  • Writing and passing safety and rules exams. (Note: As per collective agreement, subsequent mandatory Locomotive Engineer qualification to retain seniority/employment.)
  • Walking for frequent extended periods

Job Details:

Company: Canadian National Railway

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Humboldt, Saskatchewan, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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