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Engineer-H

Company: OmniTRAX, INC.
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe Locomotive Engineer operates trains safely by complying with operating rules and train handling policies to transport freight in a satisfactory manner. Executes the mechanical operation of the train, train speed, and handling. Ensures clear communication with dispatcher and track authority. Performs work safely, effectively and efficiently in accordance with company policies and procedures and Federal Railroad Association rules and regulations to meet company objectives.

The Locomotive Engineer demonstrates and adheres to the company values of: safety, honesty, ownership, respect and teamwork to ensure successful partnership with customers and employees that result in OmniTRAX's continued success.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operation and the FRA
  • Safe and efficient operation of locomotive including full mobility in seated position facing forward and to the side
  • Manipulate throttle and brake controls; interpret gauges and controls
  • Operate valves and switches both inside and outside of the cab including applying and releasing handbrakes
  • Adhere to directions from conductors and brakemen
  • Work independently and/or with train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches, and service locomotive including brake shoes, oil, sand and fuel
  • Maintain accurate records of cars handled, repairs performed, and track conditions encountered
  • Observe, interpret, and relay arm, lantern, or radio signals and all other indications affecting movement of a train
  • Read and understand the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions, and other written or printed material
  • Prepare required daily reports, switch lists (manually or with a computer), and fill out forms including train orders
  • Inspect the condition of the train and equipment in movement and while stationary
  • May couple air and electrical connections between locomotives when making up trains
  • Judge speed and distance of moving objects or parts
  • Recall information required from work activity


    OTHER DUTIES


    • Report to work as called on a 24-hour schedule
    • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
    • Wear required protective equipment such as: hard hats, hearing protection, safety-toe boots or safety glasses
    • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work
    • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


      • High School Diploma/GED
      • Two years' experience in railroad operations
      • Aptitude in the Transportation field and desire to learn
      • Comply with all new and outstanding railroad instructions regarding the operation of the train; and with federal regulations regarding the operation of the train air brakes
      • Execute exceptional sound judgment when complying and interrupting railroad rules, regulations and instructions
      • Pass post-offer job and health related examinations including: operating rules examination, vision and hearing test
      • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office
      • Write legibly to complete routine reports and other work documents
      • Effectively communicate and demonstrate interpersonal skills with all level of employees, and business associates in a clear concise and professional manner
      • Demonstrate problem solving and troubleshooting skills resulting in effective resolution on routinely programmed work
      • Professional integrity and accountability
      • Work in fast-paced collaborative environment


        REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES


        • Valid State Driver's License
        • FRA Locomotive Engineer Certification: required post hire


          PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


          • Previous experience in Rail Transportation, Supply Chain Logistics, Manufacturing and/or Oil& Gas industries


            PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES


            • FRA Conductor Certified


              WORK ENVIRONMENT


              • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather including: snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temp; loud noise and fumes from gas, oil and grease


                TRAVEL


                • Daily travel as business requires during scheduled work hours

                  OmniTrax is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. All new hires are required to successfully complete a post-offer employment test: medical and physical evaluation related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job, as well as, a drug screen and criminal background check.

                  Fulfilling a role in an industry that keeps this country running isn't the only reason to work for OmniTRAX, we offer competitive benefits. Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation, sick days and holidays, a 401(k) retirement plan with company match and other voluntary benefits. OmniTRAX is proud to be an EEO/Veteran/Disability employer.

Keywords: OmniTRAX, INC., Brownsville , Engineer-H, Professions , Brownsville, Texas

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