Employer: New York & Atlantic
Location: Glendale, NY
New York & Atlantic Railway is recruiting qualified and self-motivated applicants for its next training class. If you enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions, solving problems on the go, and are looking for a challenging and rewarding long-term career with outstanding pay and benefits, join our team of professional railroaders who provide essential goods and services to fellow New Yorkers!
No Previous Railroad Experience is Necessary; we will train.
Qualified U.S. Military Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply!
Salary: Trainees start at $21.50/hour. Once the initial training test is passed, the hourly rate increases to $26.03/hour. After additional training, the hourly rate increases to $28.35. Maximum hourly pay rate is $35.81 for fully qualified locomotive engineers.
Job Profile: Candidates must pass an intensive new hire training program. Conductors control locomotive movement & operate vehicles, inspect train cars & locomotives, and handle track switches in compliance with all applicable government regulations, company rules and safe work procedures. Work is done on uneven walking surfaces on various shifts & in all types of weather.
Freight Conductors are subject to both Company and Federal drug and alcohol programs, which include periodic random and incident-related drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance with applicable regulations (note that use some controlled substances that are legal under certain state laws are prohibited under Company procedures and federal law).
· Required to pass company and regulatory certification requirements and periodic examinations and performance metrics.
· Excellent communication and decision-making skills.
· Vision, color, and hearing acuity as specified in applicable regulations.
· Ability to read and speak English clearly. Ability to read and transmit information via multiple media including written, radio and computer equipment.
· High school diploma or equivalent.
· College coursework, trade, craft or professional experience or training preferred.
· Freight Conductor certification and periodic recertification consistent with federal and state regulations
· Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Summary: Performs groundwork for the safe and efficient movement of trains and delivery and pickup of rail cars at customer locations. Freight Conductors are required to successfully complete the necessary training and satisfy the regulatory requirements to become a certified Locomotive Engineer.
- Exposure to various temperatures and conditions which may include extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, and snow.
- Elevated surfaces, slopes, and uneven surfaces including rock ballast.
- Exposure to high noise level, moving mechanical parts, and moving equipment.
- Exposure to dust, fumes, gases, oil, and grease, toxic and/or caustic chemicals.
- Ability to lift / carry up to 80 pounds short distances.
- Climb ladders and apply and remove handbrakes, reach and grab objects at and above shoulder height.
- Bending, lifting and walking on uneven surfaces.
- Use of small tools and devices.
- Required to wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to; safety toed boots; ear and eye protection; high visibility wear, etc.
SalaryTrainees start at $21.50/hour. Once the initial training test is passed, the hourly rate increases to $26.03/hour. After additional training, the hourly rate increases to $28.35. Maximum hourly pay rate is $35.81 for fully qualified locomotive engineers.
New York & Atlantic Railway provides a benefits package on day one of employment that includes Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO Medical, Dental and prescription coverage [no wait period and low deductibles; employees pay approximately 11% of total premium cost], 401k with company match, Federal Railroad Retirement benefits, company paid life insurance, and voluntary long term disability, vision, and supplemental life insurance.
How to Apply
Please send your resume as a word document or pdf to NYAemail@example.com.