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Primary Activities and Responsibilities- Conductor:
• Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, and railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA);
• Review instructions from dispatchers and yardmasters, and discuss with locomotive engineer and train crew;
• Inspect all equipment on cars prior to departures;
• Receive and transmit information by radio and telephone;
• Read and understand bulletins, work orders, and switch lists;
• Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches, and make minor repairs to railcars, including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses;
• Work with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars;
• Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety;
• Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems;
• Quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions;
• Quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to visual symbols, signals and displays (sound, light, picture, etc.).


Primary Activities and Responsibilities – Engineer:
• Responsible for safe and efficient operation of the locomotive;
• Operation of locomotive, which requires full mobility in seated position facing forward and to the side;
• Requires the manipulation of throttle and brake controls as well as interpreting gauges and controls;
• Must be able to manipulate valves and switches both inside and outside of the cab;
• Applies and releases handbrakes;
• Ascends and descends steps and ladders to get on and off the equipment;
• Takes directions from conductors and brakemen;
• Line switches;
• Coupling cars;
• Working on freight trains;
• Laces air hoses;
• Services the locomotive (brake shoes, oil, sand and fuel);
• Other duties as assigned, as requested or required;
• Must comply with all new and outstanding railroad instructions regarding the operation of the train;
• Must comply with all federal regulations regarding the operation of the train air brakes;
• Work Safely and Efficiently;
• Completes work as directed by supervisors;
• Must pass all job and health related examinations;
• Perform switching, make-up and break-up trains;
• Perform ground tasks of coupling and un-coupling cars, operating switches, etc.;
• Maintain accurate records of cars handled, repairs performed, and track conditions encountered;
• Communication with management, customer service, crew members, and connecting railroads.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Verifiable High School diploma/GED;
• 18 years of age or older;
• Valid Driver’s License;
• 2 years verifiable work experience and/or college;
• No driving violations involving alcohol or drugs within the past 3 years.
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, with internal and external management.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior rail industry experience;
• Current Certified Engineer or Conductor status a plus;
• Outside work experience;
• Experience working on an on-call basis;
• Experience working varying shift schedules.
Physical Requirements:
• Medium to heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 80 pounds;
• Reach/handle/finger/feel;
• Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb;
• Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places;
• Ride on the outside of rail equipment for long periods of time;
• Walk long distances over uneven terrain;
• Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection;
• Must meet color vision requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulation;
• Employee must be “alert and attentive” and aware of his/her surroundings.
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).


Employment Conditions:
• Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries;
• Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses;
• Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work, including on-call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, with extended periods of time away from home and short rest between   assignments in accordance with the hours of service regulation;
• Work hours may be based on seniority – new hires will work primarily nights, weekends, and holiday;
• Must report to work as called on a 24-hour schedule;
• Complete annual training and pass safety operating rules examination;
• Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol;
• Must pass all required assessments;
• Must pass a background screening;
• May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test;
• Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work;
• Advance to engineer position when required, based on seniority.


Environmental Conditions:
Work outside in all weather conditions



Safety is the cornerstone value in our Company. Our employees are expected to live our values on the job in how we work, how we act, and how we create value. Safety is a personal responsibility.  We are professionals and our activities must reflect that professionalism. Each team member must demonstrate safety advocacy every day – regardless of their role in the Company.  Compliance with safety and operating rules is required and essential to our own safety and that of others.

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. 
The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. (Background check may include the following: Credit History, Criminal History, Driver License Record History, Education Credentials, Employment History, Reference Checks and Professional License or Certification review relevant to the position.)
Code of Conduct Statement:
Sacramento Valley Railroad LLC is committed to promoting integrity and maintaining the highest standard of ethical conduct in all of its activities. The Company’s reputation is founded on the personal integrity of the Company’s personnel and its dedication to:
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Quality
  • Responsibility
  • Compassion
  • Fairness
Sacramento Valley Railroad LLC is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • Location USA
  • Full Address 10060 Skinner Lake Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32246
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