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Conductor, Delmarva Central Railroad

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Company:  Carload Express, Inc. operates four shortline railroads.  This position is for conductor on our new operation, the Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which operates 162 miles of trackage on the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware and Maryland.

Overview:  This position is responsible for the safe switching of railcars and movements across the Delmarva Central Railroad Company network.  This position can lead to career growth as a locomotive engineer or management.

Safety:  Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.

Communication: Receives and relays information and acts upon oral and written instructions from dispatcher, customer service, and others specifying the switch activity, placement or delivery of railroad cars and/or train.  Reads and understands the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions and other written or printed material.  Prepares required daily reports; switch lists - manually or with a computer; fills out forms including train orders.

Train Operation:  Conducts the movement or rail cars and train movements.  Climb on and off equipment, set or release hand brakes, operate switches, couple and uncouple air hoses between rail cars, remove and replace broken knuckles (80lb railcar connector), ride moving cars by hanging on grab irons, or ladders. Observe, interpret and relay hand, lantern, and other signals affecting the movement of the train, judge and control the speed and clearance distance of cars and distinguish among colors and see at night.

Switching Functions: Properly operate track switches and derails to change routing of engines or cars within yards or on the road.

Train and Equipment Inspections: Make decisions about switching, placement of cars and building of trains. Monitor track conditions (e.g. broken rails, defective switches, weather-related problems). Inspect cars in conformance with Federal Railroad Administration Regulations. Observe the condition of passing trains.

Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified Conductor
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Willing to submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend written safety rules, procedure and safety manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
  • Must be able to work all hours including nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Must be able to pass training and required testing.
  • Must be able to stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb and work in confined areas
  • Must meet auditory and vision requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).
  • Must be able to handle medium to heavy work; ability to lift a minimum of 50 to 80 pounds to waist height.
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment; work on top of locomotives and other equipment.
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, lift, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools.

Work Conditions:  Extreme all-weather conditions; un-even surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Shifts/Hours:  Varying shift schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.


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Foreman, Delmarva Central Railroad

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Location: Delmar, DE

Company:  Carload Express, Inc. operates four shortline railroads.  This position is for foreman on our new operation, the Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which operates 162 miles of trackage on the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware and Maryland.

Overview:  

Primary purpose is to repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50-80 lbs. (occasionally), and 100 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.  Operating various power tools and heavy pieces of machinery.  Supervision duties shall include scheduling crews and monitoring all work to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lift rails using the manual track jack.
  • Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.
  • Remove and replace ballast.
  • Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.
  • Adze ties.
  • Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Dig holes and trenches.
  • Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
  • Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
  • Remove and install ties with tie tongs.
  • Handle and move track materials and equipment.
  • Maintain track beds.
  • Work with equipment.
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
  • Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
  • Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
  • Pull spikes with a claw bar.
  • Install and remove rail anchors.
  • Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
  • Cut in rails.
  • Plug spike holes.
  • Operate/drive dump truck
  • Operate backhoe
  • Operate various hydraulic tools
  • Operate various gas powered tools
  • Operate all heavy machinery required to complete work.

Performance Skills:

  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Planning, Prioritizing, and Goal Setting
  • Policies, Process and Procedures
  • Team Work
  • Commitment to Task
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license. (Class B CDL)
  • Must have 1 year of railroad experience in the engineering department or a combination of college engineering courses.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Applicants must qualify on a Hogan Personality Inventory assessment (HPI) prior to employment.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
  • Must communicate and work well with others.
  • 3 year(s) Railroad Foreman work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Welding experience
  • Experience operating construction or farm equipment.

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Locomotive Conductor Trainee

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Pittsburgh/Westmoreland/Fayette, PA

DUTIES: Conductor Trainees operate track switches, couple cars and work on freight trains in yard operations and on local freight trains. You must be able to lift 80 lbs., as required when replacing knuckles that connect rail cars. This involves strenuous, outside work in all weather conditions. The conductor trainee operates track switches, directs the coupling of cars, and works assembling freight trains in rail yard operations for movements to customers or interchange. You must be able to perform several tasks safely that will require pulling, controlling and maneuvering onto and off of moving equipment.

TRAINING: Will consist of safety, class room and field training to enable the individual to safely and properly perform the functions of the position. Written testing along with several rules test are required to be passed before completion of the training. Upon successful completion of the training and required written exams, the employee will be a qualified conductor.

HOURS: Employees are expected to be available to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in all weather conditions.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY: Employees in Train and Engine Service are subject to random alcohol and drug testing as per the Federal Railroad Administration Guidelines.

LEVEL OF EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High School Diploma
SALARY:
$21.73
START DATE:ASAP

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Locomotive Engineer/Conductor, Delmarva Central Railroad

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Company:  Carload Express, Inc. operates four shortline railroads.  This position is for locomotive engineer/conductor on our new operation, the Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which operates 162 miles of trackage on the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware and Maryland.

OverviewThis position will operate diesel-electric locomotives, interpret train orders, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations to transport freight trains in a safe manner.  This position can lead to career growth as a Designated Supervisor of Locomotives or Management.

Safety:  Complies with train orders, train signals, radio communications and railroad rules and regulations to operate the locomotive in an efficient and safe manner.

Communication:  Confers with conductor or dispatcher by radio to give or receive information and to give instructions concerning stops, delays or oncoming trains.  Notifies proper authorities and prepares reports to explain accidents, unscheduled stops or delays.

Train Operation:  Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of locomotives and cars.  Receives train consist which provides the physical make-up of train and includes weights, lengths, location of loads and empties, and cars requiring special handling.  Applies knowledge of territory, including terrain, grades, curves, and grade crossings, in order to give prescribed warning signals and to otherwise operate the train in a safe manner.  Observes track to detect obstructions and to anticipate operating concerns as required by federal or company rules.

Train and Equipment Inspections:   Inspects locomotive for operational readiness by making FRA and Company required checks and tests.  Diagnose minor malfunctions and performs minor maintenance and servicing activities when maintenance personnel are unavailable.

Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified Conductor / Certified Engineer
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Willing to submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend written safety rules, procedure and safety manuals, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
  • Must be able to work all hours including nights, holidays, and weekends
  • Must be able to pass training and required testing.
  • Must be able to stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb and work in confined areas
  • Must meet auditory and vision requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet).
  • Must be able to handle medium to heavy work; ability to lift a minimum of 50 to 80 pounds to waist height.
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment; work on top of locomotives and other equipment.
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, lift, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools.

Work Conditions:  Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Shifts/Hours:  Varying shift schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Additional Responsibilities:  This position may be required to work periodically as Conductor, coupling and uncoupling cars, operating track switches, and other duties associated with the movements of trains, cars and engines.  Receives information and acts upon oral and written instruction from dispatcher, customer service, and others specifying the switch activity, placement or delivery of railroad cars and/or train.

  • Safely conducts the movement or rail cars and train movements. Climb on and off equipment, set or release hand brakes, couple and uncouple air hoses between rail cars, remove and replace broken knuckles (80lb railcar connector), ride moving cars by hanging on grab irons, or ladders. Observe, interpret and relay hand, lantern, and other signals affecting the movement of the train, judge and control the speed and clearance distance of cars and distinguish among colors and see at night.
  • Receives and relays information and acts upon oral and written from dispatcher, customer service, and others specifying the switch activity, placement or delivery of railroad cars and/or train. Reads and understands the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions and other written or printed material.  Prepares required daily reports; switch lists - manually or with a computer; fills out forms including train orders
  • Properly operate track switches and derails to change routing of engines or cars within yards or on the road.
  • Make decisions about switching, placement of cars and building of trains. Monitor track conditions (e.g. broken rails, defective switches, weather-related problems). Inspect cars in conformance with Federal Railroad Administration Regulations. Observe the condition of passing trains.
  • Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.

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Locomotive Mechanic, Delmarva Central Railroad

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Company:  Carload Express, Inc. operates four shortline railroads.  This position is for locomotive mechanic on our newest operation, the Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which operates 177 miles of trackage on the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

Location: Harrington, Delaware

Background/General Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for daily service, inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance of Delmarva Central Railroad Company’s locomotive fleet, which today is approximately 13 EMD locomotives based in Harrington, Delaware.   This position requires frequent travel within a 2-hour radius of Harrington to service locomotives at outlying locations.

Over time this position will learn and be expected to service or install locomotive mechanical systems; equipment and electrical systems; equipment such as diesel engine, motors, generators, wheels & truck repair, air brake, wiring & lighting systems and other mechanical / electrical components to ensure conformance with FRA and company specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform required daily service, inspections, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance to ensure that locomotive mechanical and electrical systems conform to specifications and operate properly within design limits and intent.
  • Complete inspection and repair reports according to company and FRA specifications and guidelines.
  • Following general safety rules, performs diagnostics, installation and repair of locomotive components to ensure proper operation and compliance with required federal and company specifications.
  • Able to, or able to learn to read with accuracy diesel engine manuals, locomotive schematics, service bulletins, maintenance instructions and other craft related documentation for an EMD locomotive.
  • Tests, installs and repairs system components including but not limited to: pumps, radiators, power assemblies, compressors, air brake repair / change, brushes replacement, commutator repair, panel lighting, circuit breakers, regulator repair / change to ensure all function and equipment conform to required specifications for an EMD unit.
  • Ability to learn to regularly examine and verify flow / pressure measurements, installation and alignment of rotating equipment, control points, relays and wiring and adjust or replace defective parts as needed.
  • Ability to learn the operational qualification of mechanical and electrical control systems to verify conformance to specifications on EMD locomotives using a variety of test equipment and procedures i.e.: gages, dial indicators, manometers, meters, insulation break-down test devices, specialized tooling and live system measurements.
  • Able to read and understand FRA and company rules, specifications and guidelines. Able to legibly document items of non-compliance.
  • Analyzes and able to correct faults related to inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive equipment.
  • Assists in all other repairs and maintenance as required by supervision.
  • This position may be required to travel to locations away from home location, in another state and/or country periodically to assist other Carload Express-managed companies with repairs and maintenance.
  • This position will be required to travel periodically for training classes at the discretion of management.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

Qualifications:

  • High school education or general education development (GED).
  • Preferred 6 months to 3 years job-related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Perceived aptitude in the mechanical field and/or electrical field and/or diesel engines and demonstrating a desire to learn as required.
  • A valid State Driver’s License is required.
  • Must qualify for and secure a Delaware DOT driver card for > 10,000 GVW vehicles within 3 months of starting.
  • A CDL is a plus and may be required at some locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills in locomotive, railroad operations, and general mechanical and/or electrical repair and maintenance are helpful.
  • Reading and interpreting manuals, blueprints, service publications, wiring diagrams, and flow diagrams helpful.
  • Using various testing equipment such as micrometer, dial indicator, gages, insulation test devices, voltmeters, ohm-meters helpful.
  • Recognizing the appropriate application and use of hand tools.
  • Recognizing various power tools, including drills, grinders, and air impact wrenches and their intended use.
  • Ability to use cutting torches and / or welding helpful.
  • Demonstrate an attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate various industrial equipment including forklifts helpful.
  • Comply with instructions furnished in written, oral and schedule form.
  • Read and comprehend published rules, procedure and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
  • Effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and associates in a clear, concise, courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to write legibly.

Physical Requirements:

% of Work Time

·         Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 100%
·         Must have the ability to speak and hear clearly to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders. 100%
·         Must have ability to climb and balance to mount locomotive by climbing steps. Ascend to a vertical surface up to sixteen (16) feet. 50%
·         Must have the ability to bend, twist, and crawl in open or confined spaces 100
·         Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees between locomotive and cars. 100%
·         Must have the ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 75lbs. 5%
·         Must have the ability to exert up to 150lbs. 50%
·         Must have ability to work in tight, confined spaces. 90%

 

Work Environment:

  • All locomotive maintenance is performed outdoors, in all weather.
  • While office space is provided in Harrington, Delaware; 90% of this position’s time will be spent outdoors.
  • This position reports to a Supervisor of Locomotive Maintenance (SLM), and will sometimes work closely with the SLM and sometimes be expected to work independently.
  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to noise, chemical and petroleum products and odors, moving mechanical parts; weather elements and conditions; and high pressure compressed air. The employee may be frequently exposed to heat from equipment; small enclosed spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to live mechanical systems and/or high voltage electrical systems while performing tests.
  • Work safely in many different work environments to include but not limited to a locomotive repair shop, outside in all weather conditions, and in confined spaces on and around locomotives.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Employees in this job do not have supervisory responsibilities.

 


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Railroad Track Person

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Pittsburgh/Westmoreland/Fayette/Ohio areas

Description

Repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 100 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.

Accountabilities

  • Lift rails using the manual track jack.
  • Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.
  • Remove and replace ballast.
  • Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.
  • Adze ties.
  • Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Dig holes and trenches.
  • Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
  • Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
  • Remove and install ties with tie tongs.
  • Handle and move track materials and equipment.
  • Maintain track beds.
  • Work with equipment.
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
  • Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
  • Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
  • Pull spikes with a claw bar.
  • Install and remove rail anchors.
  • Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
  • Cut in rails.
  • Plug spike holes.

Qualifications

Required

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Applicants must qualify on a Hogan Personality Inventory assessment (HPI) prior to employment.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
  • Must communicate and work well with others.

Preferred

  • Welding experience
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Experience operating construction or farm equipment.
  • 1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience

Background

On a post-offer basis, Carload Express will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment.

Medical

Employment with Carload Express is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical examination for newly hired or transferred employees. The medical examination includes a drug screen, a color vision exam, and a medical assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the company conducts for-cause, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.

Work Conditions

  • Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires.
  • Outside work is required regardless of weather conditions.
  • Work takes place in many rural remote geographic areas.
  • On the road or traveling, as required.
  • Work may be seasonal based on weather, business conditions, or seniority.
  • Carload Express operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be required to work all 3 shifts, if needed. You are subject to overtime, and weekend, holiday, and/or night work.
  • Must provide your own transportation.
  • Walking extensively on uneven surfaces
  • Continuous bending, stooping and kneeling are required for this position
  • Must have zero work related safety violations in the past two years.
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries. Must utilize all protective equipment assigned.
  • Compliance with the applicable attendance policy is an essential function of this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High School Diploma
SALARY:
$16.68
START DATE: 
ASAP

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Railroad Track Person and Truck Driver - Delmarva Central Railroad

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Location: Delmar, DE

Description

Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 100 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.

Accountabilities

  • Lift rails using the manual track jack.
  • Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.
  • Remove and replace ballast.
  • Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.
  • Adze ties.
  • Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Dig holes and trenches.
  • Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
  • Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
  • Remove and install ties with tie tongs.
  • Handle and move track materials and equipment.
  • Maintain track beds.
  • Work with equipment.
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
  • Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
  • Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
  • Pull spikes with a claw bar.
  • Install and remove rail anchors.
  • Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
  • Cut in rails.
  • Plug spike holes.

Qualifications

Required

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Applicants must qualify on a Hogan Personality Inventory assessment (HPI) prior to employment.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
  • Must communicate and work well with others.

Preferred

  • Welding experience
  • Experience operating construction or farm equipment.
  • 1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience

Background

  • On a post-offer basis, Carload Express will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment.

Medical

  • Employment with Carload Express is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical examination for newly hired or transferred employees. The medical examination includes a drug screen, a color vision exam, and a medical assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the company conducts for-cause, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.

Work Conditions

  • Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires.
  • Outside work is required regardless of weather conditions.
  • Work takes place in many rural remote geographic areas.
  • On the road or traveling, as required.
  • Work may be seasonal based on weather, business conditions, or seniority.
  • Carload Express operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be required to work all 3 shifts, if needed. You are subject to overtime, and weekend, holiday, and/or night work.
  • Must provide your own transportation.
  • Walking extensively on uneven surfaces
  • Continuous bending, stooping and kneeling are required for this position
  • Must have zero work related safety violations in the past two years.
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries. Must utilize all protective equipment assigned.
  • Compliance with the applicable attendance policy is an essential function of this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION REQUIRED:
High School Diploma
SALARY:
$18.81/hour
START DATE: 
ASAP

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Sr. Locomotive Technician - Pittsburgh, PA

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with travel

Background/General Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for troubleshooting, repair & preventive maintenance of electrical systems and components for Carload Express’ locomotive fleet, which today is approximately 44 EMD locomotives based in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.   This position will be based in Pittsburgh, and will require regular travel to Carload’s other locations.

This position is expected to serve as the company’s senior technical resource for locomotive electrical and onboard systems, including EMD Dash 2 high- and low-voltage systems, ZTR HotStart, KickStart, and NexsysIIIi aftermarket systems, Wabtec iETMS Positive Train Control, Onboard Camera and GPS systems, Alstom UltraCab II, NRE nForce traction control, or similar systems.  The candidate will serve as the Mechanical department's first point-of-contact for PTC-related troubleshooting.  The candidate will work directly on Carload’s locomotive fleet and assist other Mechanical department staff to ensure conformance with FRA and company specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform required inspections, troubleshooting, repair and preventive maintenance to ensure that locomotive electrical systems conform to specifications and operate properly within design limits and intent.
  • Complete inspection and repair reports according to company and FRA specifications and guidelines.
  • Following general safety rules, performs diagnostics, installation and repair of locomotive components to ensure proper operation and compliance with required federal and company specifications.
  • Tests, installs and repairs system components including but not limited to: switches, heaters, air conditioners, DC power systems, event recorders, lights, water coolers, batteries, low and high voltage systems, traction motors, cooling fans, and fuel pumps, electrical rotating equipment, panel lighting, circuit breakers, regulators, etc. to ensure all function and equipment conform to required specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, install, inspect, calibrate and replace electrical high-voltage, mechanical, and electro-magnetic equipment, perform preventative maintenance on a variety of tools/equipment, and machinery to ensure proper function.
  • Diagnose, repair, and replace electrical malfunctions in components including loading, charging, transition problems, wheel slip, sander circuits and high and low voltage grounds.
  • Examine parts for wear and/or defects such as brushes contact tips, slip rings, armatures, diodes, bearings and fuses.
  • Analyzes and able to correct faults related to inspection, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive equipment.
  • Evaluate and select suppliers, manage costs and expenses pertaining to electrical components and projects, and make determinations when to outsource.
  • Assists in all other daily service, repairs and maintenance as required by supervision.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety in own behavior and as an example to other employees, contractors or suppliers, and the general public.
  • This position will be required to travel to locations away from home location, on a regular basis, in another state and/or country periodically to assist other Carload Express-managed companies with repairs and maintenance. Travel requirements may change over time.
  • This position may be required to travel periodically for training classes at the discretion of management.
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

Qualifications:

  • High school education or general education development (GED).
  • Preferred 5 years job-related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous railroad or EMD electrical training, or equivalent.
  • Able to read and understand FRA and company rules, specifications and guidelines. Able to legibly document items of non-compliance.
  • A valid State Driver’s License is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer experience, particularly connectivity, diagnostics, and data downloads for locomotive event recorders, video camera systems, PTC systems, etc.
  • Experience in the mechanical field and/or diesel engines and demonstrating a desire to learn as required.
  • 3+ years experience reading diesel engine manuals, locomotive electrical schematics, service bulletins, maintenance instructions and other related documentation for an EMD locomotive.
  • Experienced with operational qualification of mechanical and electrical control systems to verify conformance to specifications on EMD locomotives using a variety of test equipment and procedures i.e.: gages, dial indicators, manometers, meters, insulation break-down test devices, specialized tooling and live system measurements, with an emphasis on electrical systems.
  • Experienced using various testing equipment such as micrometer, dial indicator, gages, insulation test devices, voltmeters, megger, hi-potential, ohm-meters.
  • Recognizing the appropriate application and use of hand tools.
  • Recognizing various power tools, including drills, grinders, and air impact wrenches and their intended use.
  • Ability to use cutting torches and / or welding helpful.
  • Knowledge and skills in other railroad departments (railroad operations, general mechanical) is helpful but not required.
  • Demonstrate an attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate various industrial equipment including forklifts helpful.
  • Comply with instructions furnished in written, oral and schedule form.
  • Read and comprehend published rules, procedure and manuals, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, memos and other work-related information.
  • Effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and associates in a clear, concise, courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to write legibly.

Physical Requirements:

% of Work Time

·         Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 100%
·         Must have the ability to speak and hear clearly to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders. 100%
·         Must have ability to climb and balance to mount locomotive by climbing steps. Ascend to a vertical surface up to sixteen (16) feet. 50%
·         Must have the ability to bend, twist, and crawl in open or confined spaces 100%
·         Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees between locomotive and cars. 100%
·         Must have the ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 75lbs. 5%
·         Must have the ability to exert up to 150lbs. 50%
·         Must have ability to work in tight, confined spaces. 90%

 

Work Environment:

  • All locomotive maintenance is performed outdoors, in all weather.
  • While office space is provided in Pittsburgh; most of this position’s time will be spent outdoors.
  • Up to 50% travel to specific Carload Express locations, with 25% travel being typical.
  • This position reports to the Manager of Locomotive Maintenance.
  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to noise, chemical and petroleum products and odors, moving mechanical parts; weather elements and conditions; and high pressure compressed air. The employee may be frequently exposed to heat from equipment; small enclosed spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to live mechanical systems and/or high voltage electrical systems while performing tests.
  • Work safely in many different work environments to include but not limited to a locomotive repair shop, outside in all weather conditions, and in confined spaces on and around locomotives.

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Trackmen/Operator, Delmarva Central Railroad

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Location: Delmar, DE

Company:  Carload Express, Inc. operates four shortline railroads.  This position is for trackmen/operator on our new operation, the Delmarva Central Railroad Company, which operates 162 miles of trackage on the Delmarva Peninsula of Delaware and Maryland.

Overview:

Primary purpose is to repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50-80 lbs. (occasionally), and 100 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.  Operating various power tools and heavy pieces of machinery.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lift rails using the manual track jack.
  • Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.
  • Remove and replace ballast.
  • Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.
  • Adze ties.
  • Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Dig holes and trenches.
  • Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
  • Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
  • Remove and install ties with tie tongs.
  • Handle and move track materials and equipment.
  • Maintain track beds.
  • Work with equipment.
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
  • Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
  • Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
  • Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
  • Pull spikes with a claw bar.
  • Install and remove rail anchors.
  • Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
  • Cut in rails.
  • Plug spike holes.
  • Operate/drive dump truck
  • Operate backhoe
  • Operate various hydraulic tools
  • Operate various gas powered tools
  • Operate all heavy machinery required to complete work.

Performance Skills:

  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Planning, Prioritizing, and Goal Setting
  • Policies, Process and Procedures
  • Team Work
  • Commitment to Task
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license. (Class B CDL)
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Applicants must qualify on a Hogan Personality Inventory assessment (HPI) prior to employment.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
  • Must communicate and work well with others.
  • 1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience

Preferred:

  • Welding experience
  • Experience operating construction or farm equipment.

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Applicants for DCR

Delmarva Central Railroad

Resumes are encouraged via email to: DCR-Jobs@carloadexpress.com
Inquiries may be directed to (302) 846-7820.

Applicants for AVR, SWP, OHIO

Allegheny Valley Railroad, Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, Ohio Terminal Railway

Resumes will be accepted via mail only. Please do not call. Please forward your resume to:

Carload Express
Human Resources
Bldg. 1, Suite 100
519 Cedar Way
Oakmont, PA 15139

Or via email to: job@carloadexpress.com

Our Standards of Conduct

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND NO HARASSMENT POLICIES

The Carload Express is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, Carload Express expects that all relationships among employees will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Carload Express provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Carload Express complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which they have facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Carload Express expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Improper interference with the ability of any employee to perform his or her expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.