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Train Crew

Company: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

When someone works on Train Crew, they are working at the heart of our railroad. Train Crew employees are accountable for serving our customers by providing the safe, timely, and on-plan movement of freight trains! In this beginning position, a person will start as a Switch-person or Brake-person, working as on-the-ground traffic control. No previous railroad experience is needed; we provide all the essential training! These jobs lead directly to becoming a Conductor and/or a Locomotive Engineer, where employees have the rare opportunity to work on board a moving locomotive. A newly hired Train Crew trainee can expect to earn about $52,000 in their first year. Advancement to a Conductor or Locomotive Engineer has earning potential up to $88,000 a year or more. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

Ensure safe, timely train operation and movement between various shop locations, service tracks and switching areas Inspect the conditions and operations of equipment and machines, analyzing and troubleshooting problems to find solutions, and making adjustments as needed Perform various tasks to include: removing, replacing and carrying couplers/knuckles; aligning drawbars, coupling equipment and cars; operating locomotive equipment through a remote control device; applying and releasing hand brakes; riding rail cars; climbing onto equipment and sharing information clearly with co-workers and train dispatchers via radio Check, observe, interpret and relay signals and placards to collect and communicate information Prepare written documentation and materials as needed Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and efficiently handle controversy Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Work efficiently and productively under stressful working conditions Perform other duties as assigned

Basic keyboarding skills Valid driver's license Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s) Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and will be granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. If you have taken this test and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample of the Train Crew Test Battery. Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

Experience working with, on, and around moving heavy equipment (Consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience) Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience) Completed a railroad conductor training course or program

When someone works on Train Crew, they are working at the heart of our railroad. Train Crew employees are accountable for serving our customers by providing the safe, timely, and on-plan movement of freight trains! In this beginning position, a person will start as a Switch-person or Brake-person, working as on-the-ground traffic control. No previous railroad experience is needed; we provide all the essential training! These jobs lead directly to becoming a Conductor and/or a Locomotive Engineer, where employees have the rare opportunity to work on board a moving locomotive. A newly hired Train Crew trainee can expect to earn about $52,000 in their first year. Advancement to a Conductor or Locomotive Engineer has earning potential up to $88,000 a year or more. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

On a post-offer basis, Union Pacific and or its subsidiaries will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment. Please click here to review Union Pacific's policy regarding background investigations.

Employment with Union Pacific is contingent upon the successful completion of a health examination for newly hired or transferred employees which may include a drug screen, a color vision exam, and a fitness-for-duty assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the company conducts for-cause, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.

Keywords: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Cheyenne , Train Crew, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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