Conductor Job Openings - 143 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,370

    Operations Conductor
    Jacobs

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $104,500

    NEW
    Operations Conductor
    Jacobs

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $27,800

    Qualified Conductor SIGNING BONUS
    Canadian Pacific Railway

    Davenport, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,270

    NEW
    Conductor - Macon, GA
    Norfolk Southern

    Macon, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Selma, AL
    Norfolk Southern

    Selma, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $19,020

    MCITY SHUTTLE CONDUCTOR (TEMP)
    University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,913

    NEW
    Conductor - Kansas City, MO
    Norfolk Southern

    Kansas City, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,047

    NEW
    Conductor - Cleveland, OH
    Norfolk Southern

    Cleveland, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,841

    NEW
    Conductor - Toledo, OH
    Norfolk Southern

    Toledo, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Bluefield, WV
    Norfolk Southern

    Bluefield, WV

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Crewe, VA
    Norfolk Southern

    Crewe, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $23,550

    NEW
    MCITY SHUTTLE CONDUCTOR (TEMP)
    University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Kankakee, IL
    Norfolk Southern

    Kankakee, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Frankfort, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Frankfort, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $76,662

    NEW
    Conductor - Knoxville, TN
    Norfolk Southern

    Knoxville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,807

    NEW
    Conductor - Charleston, SC
    Norfolk Southern

    North Charleston, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,215

    NEW
    Conductor - Cincinnati, OH
    Norfolk Southern

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $56,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Greenville, SC
    Norfolk Southern

    Greenville, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,517

    NEW
    Conductor - Roanoke, VA
    Norfolk Southern

    Roanoke, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,325

    NEW
    Conductor - Asheville, NC
    Norfolk Southern

    Asheville, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,060

    NEW
    Conductor - Birmingham, AL
    Norfolk Southern

    Birmingham, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Louisville, KY
    Norfolk Southern

    Louisville, KY

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Muncie, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Muncie, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,506

    NEW
    Conductor - Chicago, IL
    Norfolk Southern

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Columbus, GA
    Norfolk Southern

    Columbus, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Peru, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Peru, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,225

    NEW
    Conductor - Lafayette, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Lafayette, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Baltimore, MD
    Norfolk Southern

    Baltimore, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,484

    NEW
    Conductor - Detroit, MI
    Norfolk Southern

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,750

    Conductor (Freight Trainperson)
    Canadian National Railway Company

    Proctor, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - St. Louis, MO
    Norfolk Southern

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    NEW
    Conductor Jersey City
    Norfolk Southern

    Jersey City, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,900

    NEW
    Conductor - Sheffield, AL
    Norfolk Southern

    Muscle Shoals, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,858

    NEW
    Conductor - Mobile, AL
    Norfolk Southern

    Mobile, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $27,800

    Qualified Conductor SIGNING BONUS
    Canadian Pacific Railway

    Marquette, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Valdosta, GA
    Norfolk Southern

    Valdosta, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,800

    NEW
    Conductor - Atlanta, GA
    Norfolk Southern

    Atlanta, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,019

    NEW
    Conductor - Fort Wayne, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Fort Wayne, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,109

    NEW
    Conductor - New Orleans, LA
    Norfolk Southern

    New Orleans, LA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,402

    Conductor - Binghamton, NY

    Binghamton, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,402

    NEW
    Conductor - Binghamton, NY
    Norfolk Southern

    Binghamton, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,500

    NEW
    Conductor - Greensboro, NC
    Norfolk Southern

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Conductor - Philadelphia, PA
    Norfolk Southern

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,970

    NEW
    Conductor - Allentown, PA
    Norfolk Southern

    Allentown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,477

    NEW
    Conductor - Columbia, SC
    Norfolk Southern

    Columbia, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,003

    NEW
    Conductor - Manassas, VA
    Norfolk Southern

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Conway, PA
    Norfolk Southern

    Conway, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $65,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Norfolk, VA
    Norfolk Southern

    Norfolk, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,262

    Conductor - Buffalo, NY

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $57,866

    NEW
    Test Conductor 4
    The Boeing Company

    Las Vegas, NV

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,262

    NEW
    Conductor - Buffalo, NY
    Norfolk Southern

    Buffalo, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Newark, DE
    Norfolk Southern

    Newark, DE

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,804

    NEW
    Conductor - Elkhart, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Elkhart, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Princeton, IN
    Norfolk Southern

    Princeton, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Meridian, MS
    Norfolk Southern

    Meridian, MS

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,000

    NEW
    Conductor - Moberly, MO
    Norfolk Southern

    Moberly, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $78,654

    NEW
    Conductor - Chattanooga, TN
    Norfolk Southern

    Chattanooga, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $75,440

    NEW
    Conductor - Mansfield, OH
    Norfolk Southern

    Mansfield, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $68,557

    NEW
    Conductor - Harrisburg, PA
    Norfolk Southern

    Harrisburg, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,942

    NEW
    Conductor - Columbus, OH
    Norfolk Southern

    Columbus, OH

Conductor Jobs

average

$55,930

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People
  • Outdoors/walking/standing
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Stressful

What does a Conductor do at Canadian National Railway Company

* Ensuring compliance with all train orders, signals, and railroad rules and regulations related to safety, operation and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
* Providing and receiving various forms of oral and printed communication concerning the movement and placement of rail cars
* Observing, interpreting, and relaying signals concerning train and engine movement
* Operating track switches and derails to change engine and rail car routes
* Inspecting the condition of a train and equipment
* Preparing necessary forms and reports
* Maintaining predictable and reliable attendance
* Able to work an irregular schedule.
* The work schedule of a Conductor will be irregular and will include night, weekend, or holiday work hours and overtime.
* Conductors may also be required to travel and may be away from home for more than one night at a time.
* Follow company safety procedures, use common sense, and maintain an overall level of safety awareness when operating in the work environment
* Make effective decisions when in unfamiliar locations or emergency situations
* Perform additional tasks as required by supervisor from time to time

What does a Conductor do at Saul Urban

* Saul Urban is seeking a Lounge Conductor to join our team in Washington, DC.
* Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager and onsite General Manager, this position will be responsible for providing libations and offering customized recommendations while consistently offering professional, friendly, and engaging service.
* Duties include:
* Work closely with the property team to attract and retain residents through superior customer service.
* Work closely with the Food & Beverage Manager to ensure events progress seamlessly.
* Create a pleasant, friendly, hospitable, effective and professional atmosphere at all times.
* Prepare, set up, and maintain the complimentary hors d’oeuvres for the evening socials.
* Prepare drink orders for residents.
* Set up and maintain cleanliness and condition of bar area.
* Prepare garnishes, stock ice, glassware, and paper supplies, restock liquor as needed.
* Process resident payment.
* Secure liquors, beers, wines, coolers, cabinets, and storage areas.
* Complete opening and closing duties.
* Have full knowledge of beverage lists and promotions.
* Have full knowledge of all menu items, garnishes, contents, and preparation methods.
* Keep current with latest mixology trends.
* Follow all company safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
* Maintain professional appearance and attitude at all times.
* Manage daily accounting activity from bar sales

What does a Conductor do at Canadian Pacific Railway

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how to become a Conductor

Workers in railroad occupations generally need a high school diploma and several months of on-the-job training.

Education

Rail companies typically require a high school diploma or equivalent, especially for locomotive engineers and conductors. 

Training

Locomotive engineers generally receive 2 to 3 months of on-the-job training before they can operate a train on their own. Typically, this training involves riding with an experienced engineer who teaches them the characteristics of that particular train route.

During training, an engineer learns the track length, where the switches are, and any unusual features of the track. An experienced engineer who switches to a new route also has to spend a few months in training to learn the route with an engineer who is familiar with it. In addition, railroad companies provide continuing education so that engineers can maintain their skills.

Most railroad companies have 1 to 3 months of on-the-job training for conductors and yardmasters. Amtrak (the passenger train company) and some of the larger freight railroad companies operate their own training programs. Smaller and regional railroads may send conductors to a central training facility or a community college.

Yardmasters may be sent to training programs or may be trained by an experienced yardmaster. They learn how to operate remote locomotive technology and how to manage railcars in the yard.

Conductors and yardmasters working for freight railroads also learn the proper procedures for loading and unloading different types of cargo. Conductors on passenger trains learn ticketing procedures and how to handle passengers.

Rail yard engineers and signal and switch operators also receive on-the-job training, generally through a company training program. This program may last a few weeks to a few months, depending on the company and the complexity of the job. The program may include some time in a classroom and some hands-on experience under the direction of an experienced employee.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most locomotive engineers first work as conductors for several years.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Locomotive engineers must be certified by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The certification, conducted by the railroad that employs them, involves a written knowledge test, a skills test, and a supervisor determining that the engineer understands all physical aspects of the particular route on which he or she will be operating.

An experienced engineer who changes routes must be recertified for the new route. Even engineers who do not switch routes must be recertified every few years.

At the end of the certification process, the engineer must pass a vision and hearing test.

Conductors who operate on national, regional, or commuter railroads are also required to become certified. To receive certification, new conductors must pass a test that has been designed and administered by the railroad and approved by the FRA.

Advancement

Rail yard engineers, switch operators, and signal operators can advance to become conductors or yardmasters. Some conductors or yardmasters advance to become locomotive engineers.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. All rail employees have to be able to communicate effectively with other crewmembers and passengers to keep the trains on schedule.

Customer-service skills. Conductors on passenger trains ensure customers’ comfort, make announcements, and answer any questions a passenger has. They must be courteous and patient. They may have to deal with unruly or upset passengers.

Decisionmaking skills. When operating a locomotive, engineers must plan ahead and make decisions minutes or even hours in advance.

Hand-eye coordination. Locomotive engineers have to operate various controls while staying aware of their surroundings.

Hearing ability. To show that they can hear warning signals and communicate with other employees, locomotive engineers have to pass a hearing test conducted by their rail company.

Leadership skills. On some trains, a conductor directs a crew. In rail yards, yardmasters oversee other workers.

Mechanical skills. All rail employees work with complex machines. Most have to be able to adjust equipment when it does not work properly. Some rail yard engineers spend most of their time fixing broken equipment or conducting daily mechanical inspections.

Physical strength. Some rail yard engineers have to lift heavy equipment.

Visual ability. To drive a train, locomotive engineers have to pass a vision test conducted by their rail company. Eyesight, peripheral vision, and color vision may be tested.

In addition, locomotive operators must be at least 21 years of age and pass a background test. They must also pass random drug and alcohol screenings over the course of their employment.

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