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Railroad Occupations Job Overview

Many little boys and girls dream of growing up and working on the railroad. Though many think of conductors, railroad occupations also include several positions that ensure that the switches move at the right time, keep the trains running in top condition and keep the cars of passenger trains clean. Workers on trains often spend long hours and days or weeks away from home, and those working in other areas need to spend hours in a seated position or hours walking along the tracks.

Railroad Occupations Job Education Requirements

The conductors and engineers responsible for operating the train and keeping the trains running on schedule need at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Engineers and those working with the trains or making repairs to those trains may need a certificate or a degree in a mechanical or automotive field. Most conductors spend a minimum of one month up to three months training on the job with more experienced workers before working independently. The Federal Railroad Administration offers certification for conductors. After gaining some experience and going through training, they can take two examinations and demonstrate the proficiency they have.

Railroad Occupations Job Market

Statistics show that this job market will decrease by a rate of 3 percent, which means the industry will lose approximately 4,000 jobs by 2022. The experience that railroad workers gain on the job can assist them in positions that include Foreman jobs and Construction Equipment Repair jobs.

Railroad Occupations Job Salary Information

Railroad conductors earn a median annual salary of $65,000, but the lowest 10 percent earn a median annual salary of $45,000. The top 10 percent of conductors earn $87,000 a year. Some railroad workers can earn $100,000 or more each year. Other railroad jobs come with an hourly salary of $20 to $30.

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The Long Island Amtrak has an immediate opening for a project engineer on the east side access. This position will assist the Manager on site with resolution of technical and construction related issues. Candidate will spend a lot of time in the field assisting with projects. Candidate will be direct interface with Contractor, Quality engineers and GEC Responsibilities for the Project Engineer L...
Company Confidential Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
Railroad Crew Transport Drivers Local company is looking for drivers to transport railroad crews up to a 200 mile radius from Fort Wayne. Must live within 20 miles of Fort Wayne, be 21 years or older, & a pre-employment drug screen is required. A company vehicle is provided, paid training, and benefits. No special license is needed. Compensation is $8.50 per hour. Apply online at renzenberger.co...
Since the late 1800's, the Transtar companies have been an important component in this country's industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation's industrial heartland. i.e. Texas & Nort...
Looking for a new career? Do you want to work somewhere you can grow professionally? Holland is looking for candidates who are driven and eager to start their careers with the railroad. We need ready-to-learn, hardworking individuals who are mechanically inclined. This position travels with the railroad making start-of-the-art welds using Holland’s advanced welding technology. What is in it fo...
Tilcon Connecticut Inc Job Requisition ID: 67745 Job Type: Driver / Delivery Work Time: Regular City: North Branford State: Connecticut (US-CT) Postal/Zip Code: 06471 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Tilcon Connecticut Inc. is looking for a Brakeperson at our Branford Steam Railroad. This posi...
Job Title: Signal Maintainer Employer: Balfour Beatty Rail Reports Directly To:Inspector/Supervisor or Regional Manager Functional Reporting To: Responsibilities: Maintain, install, inspect, test, alter and repair the railroad signal systems in an assigned territory. Repair various types of railroad signal equipment including all-electric, electro-pneumatic, all relay and mechanical interlock...
RAILROAD Nine to five not your style? Careers at Norfolk Southern offer good pay and benefits. They also offer challenging work - the kind you won't find in most 9-5 jobs. Join our team today in Toledo in this immediate opening: Signal Maintainer We are looking for highly qualified electrical and electronics applicants interested in a career with Norfolk Southern. Past Military experience in ...
TRAC (The Railroad Associates Corp) is growing railroad track construction company and is seeking a Part-Time (or possibly Full-Time) Railroad Track Inspector. This individual will be travelling to our customer's job sites to inspect track and report FRA defects. Travel will be required across several states. Our customers are primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic states but possibly could include...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Provides planning, review, construction coordination and inspection with utilities, highway authorities (state and local) and other outside owners of facilities for projects within ARRC right of way. Participates and facilitates utility and highway authority project development from concept to construction, including: attending project concept mee...
Pacific Coast Railway Staffing Chicago, IL
A major class 1 railroad is in need of QUALIFIED CONDUCTORS in locations around Iowa, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. We are looking for conductors with knowledge of GCOR, but other rules (NORAC, USOR, etc.) knowledge may be ok if combined with significant experience. As well, class 1 experience is a plus, but significant experience on smaller railroads may be ok. Temporary housing and r...
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Canadian National Railway Company, a recognized leader in the North American freight rail industry, seeks an experienced professional to manage our U.S. property tax function in Homewood, Illinois. Reporting to the Director U.S. Taxes, this role includes responsibility for: preparing property tax returns for state-assessed railroad operating property, analyzing supporting data and documentation...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency This position is located in the Office of the Associate Administrator for Safety, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, in Washington, D.C. You will be responsible serving as an FRA expert on railroad transportation of Hazardous Materials (HM) and identifying unsafe conditions or practices of the railroad carriers and shippers to ...
Canadian National Railway Company, a recognized leader in the North American freight rail industry, seeks an experienced professional to manage our U.S. property tax function in Homewood, Illinois. Reporting to the Director U.S. Taxes, this role includes responsibility for: preparing property tax returns for state-assessed railroad operating property, analyzing supporting data and documentation,...
JOB SUMMARY: NTSB MISSION: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation-aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendat...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions To perform duties related to serving the traveling public including ticketing, baggage service and selling tour packages. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Six months of verifiable front-line customer service experience is required. One year of experience in the travel or tourism industry is preferred. Ba...
Wendys 01609 Discover what's right for you. At Wendy's, you'll find a fast-paced, high-energy environment where everyone on the team works together, and also knows how to have fun! As a Crew Member at Wendy's, you'll enjoy: Competitive pay and generous benefits, including employee meal discounts Flexible full-time or part-time work schedule that makes sense for you One-on-one, self-paced trai...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions To direct, coordinate, and supervise all yard crews, switch engines, and train movements within and through the Fairbanks Terminal. Runs daily operations at the Fairbanks Terminal and provides leadership and organization in all Fairbanks Terminal activities. Ensures that train and engine personnel operate in a safe, professional and efficient mann...
Key Role: Provide support to the C3RS project under the ASRS and Related Systems Program and expert analysis of rail safety reports and assist with rail safety research efforts under C3RS. Assist with project outreach and overall programmatic development and operations. Support the railroad safety program as defined by the FRA and implemented and managed by NASA. Leverage experience in a railroad...
Marten Transport Los Angeles, CA
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers. You will serve as a Railroad Safety Inspector (Operating Practices). As an inspector you will enforce Federal safety and health regulations that are concerned with opera...
Marten Transport Fresno, CA
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers. You will serve as a Railroad Safety Inspector (Operating Practices). As an inspector you will enforce Federal safety and health regulations that are concerned with opera...

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