Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters:

Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $55,890.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,441
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 0.91 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Leadership
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Integrity
Organization

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Signal directions or warnings to coworkers
Communicate directions using railroad signals
Observe signals from other crewmembers
Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement
Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement

Getting Information

Review switching or train orders
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review arrival or departure schedules

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct maintenance or repair activities
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Direct emergency management activities
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor vehicle movement or location
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Relay traffic signals

Documenting/Recording Information

Record operational details of travel
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Prepare investigation, accident, or incident reports

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