Locomotive Engineer/Non-certified Engineer [Conductor] [LIRC] (LIRC T&E 04-21)
U.S. Military Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply; military experience may provide effective experience as a substitute for previous railroad experience.
Position Summary: The Locomotive Engineer | Non-Certified Engineer (“Engineer”) operates locomotives and railcars safely, effectively and efficiently and in compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, policies & procedures.
Benefits: The Company provides excellent benefits including paid vacation, personal days, 401k retirement plan, group term life insurance, and medical/dental care insurance. Railroad workers are covered by a federal railroad retirement program. Railroad retirement benefits are determined by years of service in the railroad industry and the age of the employee when he retires. For more information about railroad retirement please see rrb.gov website.
- To be qualified, applicants must live within or relocate to an affordable commuting distance from Jeffersonville, Indiana. Job assignment may be switched to Columbus based on seniority.
- Previous freight railroad experience is preferred.
- Previous experience working outdoors, operating heavy equipment, driving tractor trailers or working in a trade is required.
- Any employment offer for Engineer or Non-Certified Engineer position is contingent on results of pre-employment interview, reading/aptitude tests, background check, physical capabilities test, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, and a pre-employment medical exam.
- Ability to read and speak English clearly. Ability to read and transmit via multiple media including written, radio and computer equipment.
- Requires regular and timely attendance; work may be on 24-hour on-call basis, 7 days a week, consistent and in accordance with FRA regulatory requirements.
- The Engineer operates locomotives and railcars effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable government regulations, company rules and policies, and safe job procedures.
- Communicates with Non-Certified Engineer(s), Dispatchers, other employees, railroad officials, and customers in accordance with applicable government and Company rules and regulations.
- Complies with instructions of Non-Certified Engineer concerning general management of the train.
- Requires crew members in the locomotive cab to keep a constant and vigilant lookout and to confirm accuracy of all signals and warning devices, switch positions and track conditions.
- Works primarily outside; may be subject to various temperatures and conditions which may include extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, and snow.
- Walking on elevated surfaces, slopes, and uneven surfaces including ballast.
- Exposure to high noise level, moving mechanical parts, and moving equipment.
- Exposure to dust, fumes, gases, oil, and grease.
- May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
- Requires wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, steel-toed boots, ear and eye protection, high visibility wear, etc.