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Hiring Engineer H for Chicago Location OmniTRAX, Inc.

  • Experience: Fresher
  • Location: Chicago
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Category: Engineering Jobs
  • Posted: Tue, Apr 21, 2020
Skills: Valid State Driver’s License FRA Locomotive Engineer Certification: required post hire

Job Description


The 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.

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
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
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


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