Conductor Trainee (Seasonal)
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Job title: Conductor Trainee (Seasonal)
Responsibilities as a train crew:
- Works track switches and derails,
- monitors track conditions,
- Applies and releases hand brakes,
- Connects and disconnects air hoses and electrical connections.
It can be assigned to freight trains (fuel, gravel, coal, and miscellaneous freight), passenger trains, or the rail yard. Anchorage, Seward, Whittier, Healy, or Fairbanks may be used terminals. There is no assurance of a home terminal for employees.
To become skilled as a conductor/engineer of locomotives. After completing training, students are placed on a career path that calls for promotion to Brakeman, Certified Conductor, and Certified Locomotive Engineer (approximately two to five years, dependent on ARRC manpower needs). This is the prerequisite entrance point for individuals interested in a conductor/locomotive engineer career. Most candidates will have seasonal employment (approximately May 1 – Oct 1). This position is dependent on seniority. Please be aware that training will likely start in August 2022.
Requires a high school diploma or GED. There must be a one-year history of paid or volunteer work that can be verified. English reading, writing, communication, and comprehension are requirements. Must be able to pass a physical agility exam and a reading comprehension test before being hired. Must possess a valid driver’s license with no more than two moving offenses and no DUIs within the last three years on their record. Within six months of the hire date, the individual must possess or receive a Transportation Worker’s Identification Credential (TWIC).
Physically capable of carrying out the responsibilities of the conductor trainee as outlined in the form’s physical and mental requirements.
Is present at employment and safety briefings. Applies operating regulations and safety procedures when doing jobs. Participates in a “Job Briefing” before the trip to examine any general orders, specific instructions, authority, track bulletins, and notifications. Participates in further job briefings as needed during the shift as circumstances change. Examines the bulletin board for all relevant safety and operational information. Carries out duties as a crew member when collaboration and communication are essential for the safety and welfare of the crew, the passengers, the public, and the train. Obtains, receives, relays, and executes verbal and written orders. Observes, deciphers, and communicates hand, lantern, and other movement-related signals. Transports rail cars to and from client facilities. Classified as terminal activities for rail carriages. May operate rail barges with very little room between them.
Uses several types of track switches and derails to vary the path that engines or automobiles take in yards or on roads. Verifies that switch points are correctly lined by inspecting them. Observe and track the track conditions (i.e., broken rails, defective switches, weather-related problems).
Before departing the yard or as needed, inspect rail cars or other equipment. Hand brakes are applied and released. Examines passing trains and relays findings to the proper staff. Applying or releasing hand brakes or completing other tasks while a train or engine is executing different switching actions may require getting on and off the equipment. Rides moving machinery by holding onto grab bars, handholds, or ladders for lengthy periods while keeping three points of contact. attaches and disconnects electrical connections and air hoses. Sets the speed and distance at which automobiles must pass one another.
Respects the schedule, special instructions, airbrake, train handling regulations, notifications, and bulletins. Respects CTC and keeps track of warrant authorization. Follows safety guidelines, directives, instructions, and security procedures to safeguard users, staff, and property. Observes the appropriate train operating rules, policies, and practices of Alaska Railroad.
Interacts with ARRC workers, clients, and the general public pleasantly and professionally at all times.
Driving business cars could be necessary.
Ensures that all relevant FRA rules are followed, including but not limited to certification, locomotive inspections, hazardous items, and air brake specifications.
Note: Applicants should consider the long-term effects of the above lifestyle on their personal and/or domestic life.
PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE ANY REQUIRED AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS IN YOUR APPLICANT PROFILE OR RESUME.
If using work experience not already documented in your application or resume, then please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full- or part-time. Your application and resume will be closely reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant will not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
NOTE: If you are selected for an interview, then you MUST submit a copy of a current driving record that reflects the last three (3) years of driving history. The driving record must be dated within four months of the closing date of the job bulletin.
Applicants MUST attach a copy of their driving record to the application.
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