Switchman (Railroad) (KC KCS)

In-Terminal Services Kansas City, MO
Overview

ITS ConGlobal is the industry-leading provider of intermodal rail terminal services, auto loading and unloading and container depot services. We take pride in consistently delivering superior and reliable service, a broad scope of services and an exemplary safety record. With the acquisition of American Auto Works in 2011 and ConGlobal Industries in 2013, ITS has expanded its service offerings and client base to create a company uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growth expected in the intermodal, automotive and global shipping segments. ITS operates at over 90 facilities with roughly 3,100 employees. We hold long-standing relationships with all major North American railroads, including BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, KCSM, NS, Triple Crown and UP.

We offer benefits!

Responsibilities

* Operate track switches and derails to change routing of engines or cars within yards.

* Check switch points to make sure switch is properly aligned.

* Make decisions about switching, spotting cars.

* Observe and monitor track conditions (e.g. broken rails, defective switches, weather-related problems).

Qualifications

* Must be able to climb on and off equipment, set or release hand brakes

* Couple and uncouple air hoses between railcars

* Remove and replace broken knuckles (75lb railcar connector)

* Ride moving cars by hanging on grab irons, or ladders.

* Observe, interpret and relay hand, lantern, and other signals affecting the movement of the train

* Judge and control the speed and clearance distance of cars and distinguish among colors

* See at night.

All candidates must pass both a criminal background check and drug test, and possess a valid state driver's license.