Trainmaster (Night Shift)

Supervises and coordinates activities of train crew engaged in railroad operations, switching railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate loading or unloading of cars or making up and breaking up of trains; and/or switches railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to load and unload cars or to make up or break up trains in a safe and efficient manner, by performing the following duties.


Adheres to policies and procedures
Acts as a role model within and outside the organization
Performs duties as workload necessitates
Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
Communicates regularly with General Manager and Trainmaster about train crew activities
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position
Meets railroad productivity standards

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed by management.

Supervises and coordinates the activities of train crews.
Receives oral or written instructions from Manager or Customer indicating which cars are to be switched.
Notifies engineer of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of yard, using radio, telephone, verbal or hand signals. Gives instructions to throw track switches and to couple and uncouple cars.
Must produce a minimum of six safety audits per month, in at least 6 different categories. Audits must be done at various times of the day and night.
Manage cars online through various RMI reports.
Must ensure daily train lists are accurate as generated by the customer service department, and accurate as completed by the train crews within his/her territory.
Must ensure all reporting is done accurately and timely, including daily crew work sheets and weekly operational reporting.
Download and effectively read a locomotive event recorder.
Clearly understand car hire and demurrage.
Approve all man hours under his/her area of responsibility, and forward these hours to the necessary personnel or department on a timely basis.
Initiate and provide an accurate, complete, and timely investigation of all accidents and incidents, including causes, remedial action, and recommended solutions.
Understand the quantitative factors contributing to the major costs on the railroad, and understand the extent of their effect toward financial performances.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of and skills in applying basic federal railroad regulations, guidelines and rules.
Ability to read and comprehend written safety rules, procedure and safety manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and/or to apply principles of logic to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; and/or to apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems.
Ability to effectively communicate instructions, directions, processes, procedures, safety rules and regulations to co-workers, supervisors, and others in written, oral, diagrammatic and schedule form.
Ability to train switch crews and other yard personnel to perform job-related duties; and to provide training related to federal and company regulations, rules, safety guidelines and preventive maintenance.
Must have advanced knowledge of Air Brake & Train Handling Rules, Core Safety Rules, as well as General Code of Operating Rules and be willing to enforce those rules in day to day operations.
Ability to make independent judgments using sound reasoning skills and knowledge base.
Ability to think and act quickly in responding to emergency and non-emergency situations.
Ability to talk to and effectively communicate with co-workers, yard personnel, switching crew, engineers, railroad officials and others in a clear, concise, courteous, efficient and professional manner.
Ability to pass training and required testing.
Company has the right to assign additional duties where it deems necessary and to temporarily transfer you to any job within your capabilities to perform.

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