Student Conductor - Seadrift, TX
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Starting Pay: $19.00 per hour
The Student Conductor will work with crews to perform the safe
switching of railcars, using locomotive power, based on customer
requests. Switch crews are responsible for performing jobs
efficiently and following all company and customer safety rules and
completing corresponding paperwork at the end of every shift.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance
- Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks
- Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic
- Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply
procedures using good judgment
- Inspects locomotive before run to verify specified fuel, sand,
water, and all other requirements.
- Reads switching orders from designated person.
- Observes radio and hand signals in yard or in cab and operates
locomotive in accordance with company and customer rules and
- Observes arm or lantern signal and moves controls to move
locomotive backwards or forwards to switch and couple cars; or
receives starting signal and moves control; such as throttle and
air brakes to operate locomotive.
- Talks to crew or other yard workers via radio to give or
receive switching information.
- May assist workers to throw switches or perform other
activities involved when performing switching operations.
- Turns hand brake wheel or ratchet type brake as well as apply
and release handbrakes.
- Observes track to detect obstructions.
- Inspects locomotive after run to detect damaged or defective
- Maintains records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of
- May coordinate activities of switching crew from locomotive
cab, or other on-site location.
- Raises coupling lever to couple or uncouple cars.
- Throws track switches to facilitate shunting of cars and
- Move cars, using lantern, hand signals or radio.
- Connects air hose to cars when making up trains by bending and
- Sits or rides in cab of locomotive to observe signals from
other crew members.
- May make minor repairs to couplings, and air hoses and report
any equipment requiring major repairs.
- Performs other duties as requested or required
Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment
- Hammers, ratchets, chisel, pry bar, wrenches, and brushes.
- PPE; hard hat, vest, safety glasses, FR clothing, gloves, steel
Education and Experience
- High school education or general education development
- Ability to pass training and required testing.
- Valid driver's license.
- The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those a team member encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. The team member is regularly
exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and
fumes from gas, oil, and grease.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned
to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of personnel so classified.
Keywords: Watco, Corpus Christi , Student Conductor - Seadrift, TX, Other , Seadrift, Texas
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