Entry Level Signal Worker
CSX - Boston, MA

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Job Summary

This position is 100% travel away from home, often times in excess of 300 miles. You will work as a member of a team away from home all week either four days on/three days off or eight days on/six days off to perform all aspects of Positive Train Control (PTC) installation work generally considered within the scope(s) of the respective schedule agreement(s).

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Install signal components throughout the CSX rail network
Perform heavy outdoor work
Perform all aspects of Positive Train Control (PTC) signal installation work
Work with and under the direction of a Signalman or higher rated position
Perform other duties as assigned

Pay Rate

$17.50/hour plus travel and per diem of up to $251.38/week (based on a 4 day work week)

Promotional/Advancement Opportunities
After a maximum of 6 months service, you will be eligible for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Signal Department, if qualified.

You will attend one week of paid training at the Tony L. Ingram Railroad Education & Development Institute (REDI) in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED
21 years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement

Preferred Qualifications

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement
Experience using Volt / Ohm meters and other electrical and electronic testing equipment
Experience interpreting electric and electronic circuit schematics
Electronic or electrical training or previous experience
Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
Basic Math

Physical Requirements

Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
Climb ladders and install, maintain and climb poles up to at least 40 feet in height
Walking over uneven terrain and getting on and off vehicles and equipment
Equipment restrictions mandate that an incumbent must not exceed the 300 lb equipment capacity limits (including 15 lbs of required tools) to safely perform the job duties.
Must meet color vision requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations

Employment Conditions

Must be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement within 60 days of hire
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, hard hats or safety glasses
Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required
Up to 100% regional travel is required

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test that entails a 1.5 hour strength and cardiovascular fitness test. You will be required to travel up to 4 hours to testing center at your expense

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions, in confined spaces and/or at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement
At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

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