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Job Title: Train Conductor

Job Summary: We are seeking a reliable and safety-conscious Train Conductor to join our team. The Train Conductor will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of trains, as well as the safety of passengers and crew members. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.


  • Operate trains in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with crew members and passengers
  • Monitor train performance and make necessary adjustments
  • Perform routine maintenance and inspections on trains
  • Handle emergency situations and make quick decisions
  • Provide excellent customer service to passengers


  • 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 well under pressure
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, walk, and climb stairs for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Train Conductor

What is the best way to find and hire a Train Conductor near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Train Conductor applicants. Employers posting their Train Conductor job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Train Conductor applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Train Conductor are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 20 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Train Conductor positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Train Conductor role?
SMS has 89% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Train Conductor job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Train Conductors are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 136% 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 Train 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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