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Conductor / Engineer - Dual Certified

Company: Cathcart Rail
Location: Kearney
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Come for a picnic lunch, stay for the Job Fair!On-site interviews, shop tours, and offers on the spot!$1,500 sign-on bonus! Dates: Tuesday, September 19 & Wednesday, September 20Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PMLocation: 1209 South Alda Road, Grand Island, NE 68803 We're hiring for 2 facilities, Grand Island & Hastings. Hiring:Conductor/EngineerSummary DescriptionConductor/Engineer is responsible for the safe operation and movement of locomotives and railcars and other railroad equipment following all FRA, AAR, and Cathcart rules and regulations.Duties & ResponsibilitiesConducts the movement of rail cars and train movements.Operates track switchesReads and understands the operating rules, train orders, safety instructions and other written or printed materialPrepares required daily reportsInspects the condition of the train and equipment in movement and while stationaryCoupling air and electrical connections between locomotives when making up trainsAny other duties as assigned such as special projectsQualificationsHigh School Diploma or equivalent, preferred, but not required2 years of experience in railroad-related work, if available. Will train.Thorough knowledge of AAR Office & Field Manual rules along with FRA rulesUnderstanding oral communicationsRecognizing colorsUnderstanding printed/written informationMaking oneself understood orallyJudging speed and/or distance of moving objects/partsUnderstanding visual displaysTaking actions and/or making decisions affecting security and well-being of othersClimbing and balancingRecalling information required from work activityJudging condition or status of objects/partsExercising physical strength and endurance (able to lift 50 pounds)Must be able to pass a DOT physical, breath alcohol and drug screening and a criminal background checkWorking ConditionsWith the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, which require indoor work, the physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, dry/arid and dusty conditions. The environment requires working in close proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, in high and low precarious places, confined spaces.The work type is best described as heavy, hands-on mechanical work. Work is very physical, and without proper work planning can result in out of position pushing, pulling and lifting. Proper body mechanics, positioning, and lifting techniques can be very important. Employees are urged to seek help when needed with heavier tasks and to use lifting equipment where necessary. The positioning of the work being performed can change very frequently. Work involves extensive walking over plant grounds to facilitate railcar movement.Tools used: Various heavier air and electric-powered tools such as car jacks, impact wrenches, and grinders may be used. Work also requires frequent use of hand wrenches, hammers, chisels, socket wrenches, and ladders.Physical RequirementClimbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, smelling and visual acuity, with color and depth perceptionAbility to work in a confined spaceRequired to use personal protective equipment as environmental conditions dictateAbout Us:Cathcart Rail is proud to operate the largest railcar services network in the industry, encompassing 18 large railcar repair facilities and more than 75 field service locations, in addition to a rail services division that operates three short-line railroads and a dozen contract switching and transloading sites.We welcome all applicants who are interested in being a vital part of the national freight rail industry.Benefits:

401(k)401(k) matchingDental InsuranceHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insurance Associated topics: ansys, assembly, brakes, cae, bsme, mechanical, motor, msme, solidworks, turbomachinery

Keywords: Cathcart Rail, Grand Island , Conductor / Engineer - Dual Certified, Engineering , Kearney, Nebraska

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