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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 Assistant Store Manager is primarily responsible for supporting the Store Manager in managing the sales, operations, asset protection, and human resources functions of the store to ensure a great customer experience and maximum profitability. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervises associates engaged in sales, inventory receipt, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for cus...
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 for y...
Maintenance-of-Way Specialist Progressive Rail Incorporated is looking to add seasonal and full-time maintenance-of-way professionals at our Wisconsin location. Overview: This position is responsible for: 1) Maintenance of the track infrastructure, including constructing, inspecting and repairing track, and other railroad properties and facilities; 2) Operation of the equipment used in these t...
Seeking a experienced railroad/railway mechanic or technician for a railroad equipment manufacturer. Must have prior railway/railroad experience Experience in both mechanical and electrical maintenance Must be located within reasonable distance of Fargo, ND Must be open to 30-40% travel...
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 for y...
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 for y...
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 for y...
 JOB PURPOSE/ JOB SUMMARY (in paragraph form): Provides efficient risk management support for all company incidents involving FELA, Jones Act, Workers Comp., Longshore, and third party. Supports operations with incident investigations. Supervises all evidence/ data recovery and preservation efforts in anticipation of litigation. Maintains concise and accurate claims/case files in order to proper...
Keep our entire company moving forward. Located in Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR) is a shortline railroad operating primarily in the Westfield area. Building momentum since our founding in 1982, we have grown extensively, and now assist a diverse and stable group of major customers. Providing extensive switching service for a wide range of active clients, the PVRR is p...
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. The Maintenance S...
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 for y...
This position is responsible for inspecting, maintaining and repairing any track, roadway or right-of-way facility condition to ensure safe and reliable rail operations in compliance with industry standards and federal regulatory guidelines. Primary Activities and Responsibilities Supervises Maintenance of Way employees including training, assigning and directing work. Promotes safety with crew...
State of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, 99701
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions To perform a wide variety of maintenance, repair and construction duties for ARRC owned or maintained facilities, properties, docks and yards throughout the railbelt. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Must have six (6) years of carpentry, HVAC/boiler, plumbing or electrical experience in the maintenance o...
State of Alaska Anchorage, AK, 99501
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Provides confidential, comprehensive, and executive management support to the President and Board Secretary, and other members of the Executive team. Responsible for coordinating the Executive and Board of Directors budgets. Manages the ARRC in-kind donation program and the executive records and filing system. Minimum Qualifications: High School...
The Dollar General HUDSON, MI
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
The Dollar General HUDSON, MI
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
The Dollar General YOUNGSVILLE, PA
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
The Dollar General YOUNGSVILLE, PA
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
The Dollar General YOUNGSVILLE, PA
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
The Dollar General CENTREVILLE, MD
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...

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