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Job #1      Department: Maintenance of Way,Management
Track Supervisor

Hudson Bay Railway
728 Bignell Ave PO Box 2129
The Pas , Mb , R9A 1L8

E-mail : Hudson Bay Railway 

The Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY) owns and operates over 600 miles of trackage with a network that stretches from The Pas, Manitoba to the Port of Churchill on Hudson Bay. Reporting to the Canadian Regional Manager of Track, the Track Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of MOW crews within their territory, with a focus on safety, standards and controls.
In addition to the supervision of crews, responsibilities will include inspection of track, bridge and other outdoor structures. Maintenance of accurate records will also be a responsibility of this position.

Qualifications include the ability to understand and apply all applicable regulations, the ability to operate typical track maintenance equipment, and to be able to work independently. A valid drivers licence and basic computer skills are also required. Extensive experience with track work and some supervisory experience is preferred.

Applicants may contact
Andrew Glastetter at 204-627-2001
e-mail resumes to <12-12-06> 

Job #2          Train Service - Union Pacific, Location: Oklahoma City, OK, USA - Department: Transportation 

Experience: two years -  Job Description: TRAIN SERVICE 
A train service employee is responsible for the safe movement of freight trains and switching of cars in the yards. Specific functions will include frequently climbing ladders to board standing or moving cars, operating hand brakes, coupling air hoses between cars, operating track switches, 
inspecting cars, and using hand and lantern signals and radio communications to control train movement. Chicago area train service personnel may be required to become suburban (passenger) ticket collectors, which entails the purchase of a uniform and the handling of cash. This is not a 
typical 40-hour-a-week opportunity; the position consists of variable and irregular work hours, with irregularly scheduled days off. Train service employees work weekends and holidays on an "on call" basis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Travel is required, and personnel must be available to report to work 90 minutes after notification. 

TRAIN OPERATION AND MOVEMENT. Get on and off stationary equipment and equipment moving at speeds of 3 mph or less; couple and uncouple air hose and electrical connections between cars; ride on moving cars by holding onto grab irons and standing on ladder steps; assist in moving replacement knuckle to location of broken knuckle; assist in removal and replacement of broken knuckle; assist in aligning of drawbars by using available equipment to lift, pull or push on the drawbar; perform hostler operations by operating locomotive between various shop locations, service tracks, and switching areas. 

PERFORM SWITCHING OPERATIONS. Read switching instructions on OBTs or switch lists; oversee switching operations; pull pin-lifter rod to raise knuckle pin; spot cars for loading and unloading at customer locations; pull on knuckle to open for coupling; apply and release hand brakes; operate various track switches and derails to change routing of train or cars; perform flat and hump yard classification switching; operate automatic switches and retarders. 

CONDUCT TRAIN AND EQUIPMENT INSPECTIONS. Observe track conditions for broken rails, defective switches, and so forth; inspect rolling stock for defects and evidence of wear; inspect the condition of train and equipment while stationary, infrequently involving walking the length of the 
train to distances of more than a mile over uneven terrain and ballast. 

COMMUNICATE AND REPORT INFORMATION. Transmit information using on-board computer terminals and other communications equipment (telephones, radios); receive, relay, and act upon instructions and inquires received from train operations and customer service center personnel; report arrival and departure times, train delays, work order completion, and time on duty. 

INTERPRET SIGNALS. Observe and respond to a variety of wayside and cab signals which include color light signals, position signals, torpedoes, flags, and hot box detectors; verbally communicate wayside signals in a clear manner to coworkers for verification; signal crew members for movement of the engine or train using lanterns, hand signals, radio, or telephone. PRACTICE SAFE WORK HABITS. Follow company and federal safety rules, policy, and procedures; wear prescribed safety apparel; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety of crew or 
other personnel; read and comply with train orders, signals, railroad rules, and regulation. Experience/Skills Required: 
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Individuals with felony and/or misdeameanor convictions may not be hired. Must not have any alcohol or drug-related driving conviction or suspension, or revocation of driving license due to drugs or alcohol within the past three years. Applicants must 
have two years of full time work experience after leaving high school, or possess an associate's degree, and must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions in English, as well as possess good oral communication skills. They should be experienced in working variable hours and in an outdoor environment. Candidates must be able to discriminate between colors, and must successfully pass a reading comprehension exam and physical agility test to qualify for an interview. 

The first 14 weeks of employment consists of a formal training class which includes both classroom and outdoor work. Train service employees may be required to qualify as freight conductors and locomotive engineers, based on business conditions and attrition.  Work Conditions: Outdoors; exposed to all types of weather conditions. Probationary Period: 60 days. Transportation: Must provide your own. Shifts: Various shifts, varied rest days. Union: United Transportation Union Dues: Initiation and monthly dues required. Travel Required: District travel. Hours: On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Includes weekends and holidays. Must be available to report to work 90 minutes after notification. 

Candidates interested in a train service position should consider the following before applying: This position is not a typical 40-hour-a-week opportunity. Employees in train service (train persons, conductors etc) typically work "on call" for at least the first 12 to 15 years of service. This position has no structured days off or predictability as to when a call will be received. Being on call is not a voluntary situation. If called, an employee must report for work. It is not unusualfor employees to work in excess of 25 days a month or more, and spend the other days subject to being called. Employees can be called to return to work after a minimum of 8 hours off duty. Employees may be away from home for several days at a time, and then home for only a short and unpredictable period before being called again. A considerable amount of off-duty time will be used for sleep, due to the irregular work periods. You should consider the long-term effect of the above lifestyle on your personal and/or domestic situation. Background Investigation: Elements to be Checked: Social Security number verification, State criminal history, Employment history and verification, Education verification, Professional license or certification verification, Military history verification (if applicant has military history) 
Driver's license record history.   Contact Info: phone: 1-800-877-5634 

To apply for these positions please click on:  Click on the position that you are interested in applying for and follow the directions as indicated to complete the application. To reach the Employment Information Line please contact us at: 1-800-877-5634 <12-14-06>

Job #3      Department: Engineering,Maintenance of Way
Railroad Construction Track Superintendent

RJ Corman Railroad Group
101 RJ Corman Drive, Box 788
Nicholasville , KY , 40356

E-mail : RJ Corman Railroad Group

Construction Superintendent needed to oversee various track construction projects, track/bridge repair, and equipment maintenance. Extensive travel required. Successful candidate will exhibit strong technical and railroad construction related background including 5+ years managing construction operations with direct supervisory responsibilities. Computer and communication skills required. Forward resume including salary requirements to HR-Supt, Box 788,Nicholasville, KY 40356,or e-mail to  EOE

Job #4     Vermont Rail System has need for people in the mechanical, maintenance of way, and operating departments:  In the operating department there is immediate need for anyone who has some experience as a locomotive engineer and/or conductor/brakeman. There is need in both the freight (permanent) and passenger (seasonal) departments.  Help is also needed in the mechanical department in the field of passenger and freight car repair, cutting, welding and fabricating skills a plus.  *Those interested in freight train positions should call: (802) 775-4356 ask for Charles.   *Seasonal only passenger positions (positions available also as on-board service people, no experience needed): (802) 463-3069 ask for Barbara.    *Mechanical (car repair) permanent positions: (603) 445-2000 ask for Brent/or send resume' to: Green Mountain Railroad - Mechanical Department - Attn: B. Brewer - PO Box 498 - * At Bellows Falls, VT 05101Maint-of-way department: (802) 463-9531 ask for Doug  Rev. <12-12-06>

Job #5     (NYSW) NEW YORK SUSQUEHANNA & WESTERN RAILWAY CORP.   Needed: SWITCHMAN/ CONDUCTOR ENGINEER: WILL BE THROWING RAILROAD SWITCHES, SOME Lifting and, SOME MOVING OF EQUIPMENT. MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO LIFT & CARRY 100 LBS., BE ABLE TO MOUNT AND DISMOUNT   EQUIPMENT WITH A STEP HEIGHT UP TO 24". ABILITY TO WALK AND ON UNEVEN TERRAIN. ABLE TO THROW RAILROAD SWITCHES.  Positions available in BINGHAMTON, NY and ROCHELLE PARK, NJ.  Interested parties should contact:  "Binghamton, NY"  Mr. Joe White,  NEW YORK SUSQUEHANNA & WESTERN RAILWAY CORP. (NYSW), 1 Railroad Avenue, Cooperstown, New York 13326, or Call: 607-771-3140/3141.  For "Rochelle Park" contact Mr. Bill Bloomfield, NEW YORK SUSQUEHANNA & WESTERN RAILWAY CORP. (NYSW), 1 Railroad Avenue, Cooperstown, New York 13326, or Call: 201-845-6818. <12-12-06>

Job #6    Railroad Conductor - St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad-Auburn, ME - Full-time, must be able to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift. 

Summary of Responsibility: Individual will be responsible for the transportation functions related to car placement and train operations as directed by the dispatcher. Our rail line runs from Island Pond, Vermont to Portland, Maine. Educational Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Position Requirements: The position will require that the applicant possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years transportation or heavy equipment related experience. The company will train individuals. Knowledge of railroad operations and FRA regulations is a plus. Benefits: The Company offers a benefits package including health, dental, prescription, vision, and profit sharing.

Other: Position will start at $15.09/hr. The St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Company requires a post-offer pre-employment physical including a drug/alcohol screening.  Qualified candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail resume to: 

St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad - Attn: Jim MacDonald -  416 Lewiston Junction Road -  Auburn, ME 04210 EOE - Fax: (207) 782-5857

Job #7    Department: Dispatching

Nashville & Eastern RR
514 Knoxville Ave
Lebanon , TN , 37087
615-444-1434 ext 6

E-mail : Nashville & Eastern RR

The Nashville and Eastern Railroad is accepting resumes for an experienced train dispatcher for a freight and commuter rail line in Lebanon Tennessee. Fax resumes to 615-444-4682 or e-mail Craig Wade at . <12-12-06>

Job #8    Department: On-Board Services
Lead Service Attendant (LSA)

810 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles , CA , 90012

E-mail : Amtrak

Summary of Duties:
The Lead Service Attendant (LSA) is primarily responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere of hospitability for Amtrak passengers that results in exceeding customer expectations. Works in fast-paced environment on board trains. Coordinates work & supervises team of food and wait staff responsible for the provision of food and beverage service to Amtrak passengers.   Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience:
Experience in customer service/similar public contact role exhibiting responsibility, initiative, physical coordination, problem solving, creativity, and leadership characteristics. Prior experience working in a team service environment preferred. Some experience in a food/beverage environment, cash Restaurant and/or Travel, Hospitality industries preferred.

Applicants for the position of LSA must:
Successfully complete background-screening checks related to previous employment, credit history, and criminal background checks.
Successfully complete a customer service aptitude & integrity test instrument.
Successfully complete drug screening and pre-employment medical exam.
Attain the age of 21 prior to first regular assignment.

Travel:100 percent
*Email resumes to * <12-12-06>

Job #9      Department: Mechanical
Experienced Mechanic/Electrician

Mobile Locomotive Services
1020 Washington Ave
Chicago Heights , IL , 60411

E-mail : Mobile Locomotive Services
Looking for an experienced Locomotive Mechanic / Electrician for work in Dallas Area. Interested personnel are required to have a minimum of 3 years mechanical or electrical experience working on EMD and GE Locomotives. Applicants must provide own transportation, and be willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays. Experience with SD70M, SD70ACe, C44-9,C45ACCTE and other high horsepower units preferred. Competetive pay and benefits provided by employer. Submit resumes to the following email address:  <12-12-06>

Job #10     Nationwide Opportunities in the Federal Railroad Administration  Railroad Safety Inspector
The job of administering and enforcing Federal railroad regulations is the responsibility of the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration. Railroad Safety Inspectors are needed to accomplish this mission and maintain safe operating conditions throughout the Nation's network of rail lines. The job of the Inspectors is to inspect for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, rules and standards and to conduct and report on accident investigations. The Inspector writes reports of findings and seeks correction of unsafe conditions and may be called upon to testify as and expert witness in civil suits. The demands of these jobs are many, requiring skill in evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; comprehension and application of technical and regulatory standards; the ability to gain the cooperation of individuals and organizations; and knowledge of methods used in installation, operation, maintenance or manufacturing of railroad equipment and systems. Inspectors are needed in five specializations which include the following duties in addition to investigating and reporting on accidents:  For more information Click >> <12-14-06>

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