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Job Title: Railroad Conductor

Job Summary: The Railroad Conductor is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of trains, ensuring compliance with all regulations and procedures. They are responsible for the movement of freight and passengers, as well as the safety of all crew members and passengers on board.


  • Operate trains in a safe and efficient manner, following all regulations and procedures
  • Ensure the safety of all crew members and passengers on board
  • Communicate with dispatchers, engineers, and other crew members to ensure the safe movement of trains
  • Inspect trains and equipment before and after each trip to ensure they are in good working order
  • Complete necessary paperwork and reports, including train orders and switch lists
  • Assist passengers with boarding and disembarking trains
  • Handle any emergencies or unexpected situations that may arise during a trip


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Knowledge of railroad operations and safety regulations

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and climb for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects, up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights

Salary: The salary for a Railroad Conductor varies depending on experience and location.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discounts on travel and other services

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Railroad Conductor

What is the best way to find and hire a Railroad Conductor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Railroad Conductor applicants. Employers posting their Railroad Conductor job on Indeed get about 20 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Railroad Conductor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Railroad Conductor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 17 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Railroad Conductor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Railroad Conductor role?
SMS has 95% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Railroad Conductor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Railroad Conductors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 152% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Railroad Conductor applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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