Conductor #211

OmniTrax   Grant, NE   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on May 11, 2023
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Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway, LLC, 245 Washington Ave, Grant, Nebraska, United States of America Req #211
Monday, February 27, 2023

OmniTRAX is the second-largest private management company of short-line railroads in North America with expertise in simplifying the entire process of shipping by rail. We call it Rail Made Easy. OmniTRAX is a complete shipping partner, using railroads, ports, transloading, logistics, warehousing, and industrial development to help businesses move their products conveniently and efficiently, whether their final destination is across the city or across the world.

OmniTRAX is looking to hire a Conductor to join our dynamic team of employees in a fast-growing, fast-paced work environment.

The Conductor oversees the train, freight and crew: operates track switches, couples and uncouples cars and places cars to facilitate loading and unloading, places cars and engines in rail yards and on the main railroad. Receives, relays, or acts upon oral, written, or radio instructions from dispatcher, yardmaster, or other personnel indicating the switch movement, placement, or delivery of railroad cars and/or a train. Performs work safely, effectively and efficiently in accordance with company policies and procedures, and Federal Railroad Association rules and regulations to meet company objectives.

The Conductor demonstrates and adheres to the company values of: safety, honesty, ownership, respect and teamwork to ensure successful partnership with customers and employees that result in OmniTRAX's continued success.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Eligible for Overtime
Eligible for Participation - Annual Discretionary Bonus

Fulfilling a role in an industry that keeps this country running isn't the only reason to work for OmniTRAX. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick days, holidays, a 401(k) retirement plan with a match, and other voluntary benefits

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operation and the Federal Railroad Association (FRA)
Move trains safely in the yards and over roads
Operate track switches, inspect equipment on cars and use radio communications to control train movement
Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches and make minor repairs to railcars: including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses
Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety
Review instructions from Trainmaster and discuss with Locomotive Engineer and train crew
Coordinate execution of railcar switch list
Communicate with Locomotive Engineer and other parties in the yard using proper hand signals and/or radio communication protocol
Conduct the movement of rail cars and train movements; signal crew member(s) for movement of the engine or train using lantern, hand and flag signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, and back-up or set and release air brakes
Observe, interpret, and relay arm, lantern, or radio signals and all other indications affecting movement of a train
Operate track switches (visually checks switch condition and direction) to change the direction of the engine or cars within yard limits or on the main railroad; may apply or release hand brakes to switch or perform other duties
Read and understand the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions, and other written or printed material
Prepare required daily reports, switch lists (manually or with a computer), and fill out forms including train orders
Inspect the condition of the train and equipment in movement and while stationary
May couple air and electrical connections between locomotives when making up trains
Judge speed and distance of moving objects or parts
Recall information required from work activity


Report to work as called on a 24-hour schedule
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear required protective equipment such as: hard hats, hearing protection, safety-toe boots or safety glasses
Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work
Perform other duties and projects as assigned


High School Diploma/GED
Aptitude in the Transportation field and desire to learn
Execute exceptional sound judgment when complying and interrupting railroad rules, regulations and instructions and complying with FRA that apply to operations of trains
Pass job and health related examinations including: operating rules examination, vision and hearing test
Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
Write legibly to complete routine reports and other company documents
Effectively communicate and demonstrate interpersonal skills with all level of employees, and business associates in a clear concise and professional manner
Demonstrate problem solving and troubleshooting skills resulting in effective resolution on routinely programmed work
Professional integrity and accountability
Work in fast-paced, collaborative environment

Valid State Driver's License
FRA Conductor Certification: required post hire

Previous experience in Rail Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics, Manufacturing and/or Oil & Gas industries

FRA Engineer Certification

Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather including: (snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps; loud noise and fumes from gas, oil and grease.

Daily travel as business requires during scheduled work hours

OmniTRAX is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. All new hires are required to successfully complete a post-offer employment test which includes a medical and physical evaluation related to the physical requirements and the essential functions of the job, as well as a drug screen and criminal background check.

OmniTRAX is proud to be an EEO/Veteran/Disability employer.

OmniTRAX is committed to protecting its employees and our communities from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination is preferred.
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Pay Type Hourly