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Freight Conductor- NW Baltimore, OH

Job Summary A conductor’s primary responsibility is to safely coordinate train crews on a freight train, place rail cars to facilitate...

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North Baltimore, Ohio

Wood County


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Job Description

Job Summary

A conductor’s primary responsibility is to safely coordinate train crews on a freight train, place rail cars to facilitate loading and unloading, and makeup/breakdown trains in a rail yard, customer facility or similar locations.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, railroad and safety rules and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations

Be able to safely perform all job responsibilities

Inspect all equipment on cars prior to departures

Receive and transmit information by radio and telephone

Read and understand bulletins, work orders, and switch lists

Assist with the coupling and uncoupling of cars, operate switches, and make minor repairs to railcars, including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses

Work with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars; delivers excellent customer service by identifying customer needs and meeting or exceeding expectations

Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety

Operate locomotive equipment through the use of remote control device

Quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems

Review instructions from dispatchers and other transportation employees, and discuss with locomotive engineer

Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Pay Rate NMAD

Training rate while in Atlanta $750.31 weekly

OJT Training rate $900.34 weekly

After OJT, guaranteed extra board pay of $1,118.20 weekly

$54,000 average first year earnings including training. After training first year conductor average $78k and 5% progression rate per year to achieve full rate within 5 years per the applicable collective bargaining agreement.


You will attend four weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute (REDI) in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals. You will complete an additional 9-15 weeks of on-the-job training at your assigned location.

Safety Commitment
Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. When a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities. In line with our commitment to safety, the applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete medical screenings and a background check.

About CSX
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company.  It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products.  For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development.  Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides.  It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.  More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at Like us on  and follow us on .

Closing Statement
At CSX, two of our five Guiding Principles are Valuing and Developing Employees as well as Operating Safely. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the EEO is Law poster. 
Click here to view the OFCCP pay transparency provision information.

CSX Transportation and its subsidiaries are not seeking outside assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from staffing agencies or search firms for employment or contractor opportunities.  Any resumes submitted by an outside vendor to any employee at CSX via e-mail, Internet, or directly to hiring managers without a valid written search agreement in place with the Talent Acquisition / HR department will be deemed the sole property of CSX.  No placement fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired as a result of the referral, or through other means.
CSX Company: CSX Transportation
Primary Location: United States-OH-N Baltimore

Tax Status: Railroad Retirement
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Closing Date: Apr 29, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Number of Openings:5

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

CSX is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
18 years of age or older
High School Diploma/GED
One year verifiable work experience

Preferred Qualifications
One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)
Experience working in a safety sensitive environment

Physical Requirements
Must be able to mount and dismount moving equipment
Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places
Ride on the outside of rail equipment for long periods of time
Walk long distances over uneven terrain
Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
Must meet color vision and hearing requirements as described in FRA Regulations
Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs

Basic Competencies
Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

Job Requirements
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
Work hours are based on seniority, new hires primarily work nights, weekends, and holidays
Must be able to report to work safely with two-hour notice
Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
Must pass all required assessments
Must pass a background screening
Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame
Advance to engineer position when required, based on seniority
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.
Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test

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