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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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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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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

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Pittsburgh/Westmoreland/Fayette/Ohio areas

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:
$18.23
START DATE: 
ASAP

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Trackmen/Operator, Delmarva Central Railroad

Wage: Hourly Hours: Full-Time Details: Show

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.