Freight Conductor-Scheduled Weekends Off

Aberdeen, SD

Position type: Full-time
$50,000 - $75,000 a year
Location: Aberdeen, SD

We are currently accepting applications for a Freight Conductor in the Oakes ND/Aberdeen SD area.

Purpose of Position: Oversee the safe operation of trains and help ensure that the trains reach their destinations in a timely and efficient manner.

Position Accountabilities:

Inspection of freight cars, coupling air hoses and performing airbrake tests, replacing broken air hoses and gaskets, replacing missing or broken knuckles, adjusting drawbars, coupling and uncoupling cars and locomotives, climbing and hanging on ladders on the sides of cars to apply and release hand brakes
Observe, interpret and relay hand signals
Read and interpret track flags, block and interlocking and other fixed signals
Apply corresponding Rules/Special Instructions of foreign railroads, where applicable
Complete documentation as required and must ensure all departure and arrival procedures are carried out to standard
Plan and perform setouts and pickups, switching and service of on-line industries
Must be able to handle emergency situations and operate fire extinguishers as well as be able to apply first aid techniques
Must safely and efficiently perform all other duties as required.

Position Requirements:

Must be available for call 24 hours per day and able to work irregular hours, with holiday and weekend work included
Work performed may be for periods of time up to 12 hours
Work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
Ability to read and comprehend all instructions including operating rules, bulletins, regulatory documents and other written communications
Must possess excellent verbal communication skills
Must follow safety policies and procedures
Must pass a written examination prior to completing training
Must wear required personal protective equipment
Ability to work efficiently with minimum supervision

Physical Requirements:

· Ability to climb on/off equipment, set/release handbrakes, couple/uncouple air hoses, ride moving cars by holding on to grab irons or ladders

· Ability to work at various heights above the ground including on locomotives, railcars and other equipment

· Ability to walk and perform work on uneven surfaces

· Ability to lift and carry up to 80 pounds

Pre-employment Testing:
DMVW is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. All new hires must pass a background screening, as well as pre-employment vision, hearing, and physical exams.

Drug Test Elements:

All employees are required to pass a pre-employment drug screen. Federal regulations also require random testing for drugs and alcohol.

DMVW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance


12 hour shift


Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: On the road

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