Canadian National Railway - Baton Rouge, LA

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We are seeking experienced, adaptable, team-oriented individuals who are committed to safe practices in the work environment to assume the role of Freight Conductor. This position will work out of our Baton Rouge, LA location.

We are currently seeking experienced conductor candidates and brakemen candidates as well for this position.

The role

Freight Conductors operate trains and move cars, switch tracks, inspect cars, couple and uncouple cars, mount and dismount moving equipment in a safe manner, and prepare reports.

Critical performance areas include: · Supervising the operation and administration of the train, and assuming responsibility for the freight carried on the train;
· Building trains according to rules, regulations and clients’ needs;
· Providing, preparing and receiving various forms of oral and printed communication concerning the movement and placement of railway cars;
· Observing, interpreting and relaying signals concerning train and engine movement;
· Operating track switches and derails to change engine and car routes;
· Inspecting the condition of trains and equipment;
· Operating various devices such as the uncoupling lever to separate and couple cars;
· Climbing ladder ways;
· Operating handbrakes.
The training:

Successful candidates will take part in seven weeks of training including five weeks in the classroom and two weeks in the operation under the guidance of skilled instructors . The training steps the new Freight Conductor through the critical safety skills required to work on the railroad and through the U.S. Operating Rules. Once the seven weeks of training are complete, the Freight Conductor will complete a minimum of 45 to 60 trips as an extra person with a crew to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The ideal candidate profile · Ability to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stress
· Demonstration of good team skills and positive interactions with others
· Good verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills
· Ability to analyze situations and make decisions effectively
· Constantly alert and prepared for unusual conditions or circumstances
· Ability to conform to operating rules and safety procedures and maintain a high level of safety awareness in the work environment
· Possession of basic computer skills
The requirements · High school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED)
· Valid driver’s license
· Possession or ability to obtain a valid passport allowing entry/re-entry to the U.S. and Canada
· Possession and maintenance of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC card) · Ability to frequently bend, stoop, squat, kneel, perform overhead work, and lift/carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds
· Good climbing and balancing skills, good eye-hand coordination, and the ability to grasp
· Distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 in each eye with or without glasses and the ability to distinguish colours with no more than four errors in a sixteen plate isochromatic test
· An average hearing threshold (in the better ear) of 40 decibels or less at 500 HZ, 1000HZ and 2000 HZ, aided or unaided
The assets · Completion of college or vocational/technical school and/or Freight Conductor experience
· Knowledge of signals or Rail Operating Rules
· Commercial driver’s license
CN is an equal employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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The Canadian National Railway Company (reporting mark CN) (TSX: CNR, NYSE: CNI) is a Canadian Class I railway headquartered in Montreal,...