A good place for beginners...
Laborer/Conductor/Loader Operator (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – August 20, 2016
A typical day at work is normally hectic in nature, especially on train offload days. Tasks change throughout the day and are normally manageable, but can get in the way of more important tasks.
So far, I have learned how to be a conductor and loader operator, and only wish to be trained in other areas (dispatcher and locomotive engineer) to become a well-rounded worker.
Normally all of the managers are task-oriented, and help out around the yard to maintain a standard of organization in the yard. There are some, however, that seem flustered in a leadership position and can sometimes confuse the employees.
My co-workers are well-mannered, friendly, and normally stay on task. Although there are days when work may become frustrating when all workers seem to get off task, the tasks normally end up completed in a timely manner.
The hardest part of the job is maintaining inventories for all HAZMAT, Tools, and gear in the yard. Tools go missing, HAZMAT is left out, and equipment is left in the yard.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the co-workers keeping each other on task, and the somewhat friendly environment when tasks are accomplished in a timely manner.
Affordable Healthcare, good job for beginners
Slow promotion rate, slow training environment, small yearly wage increase.