Union Pacific Railroad
Conductor/ Remote Control Locomotive Operator
December 2013 — Present
Conductor / RC Operator Brakman /Switchman
Supervise train crews on a freight train and coordinate switch engine crews. Place cars to facilitate loading and unloading and the makeup and breakdown on trains in a rail yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, and railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Review instructions from dispatchers and yardmasters, and discuss with locomotive engineer and train crew. 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 and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple 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. Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety. Operate locomotive equipment through the use of remote control device. Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems. Quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions. Quickly respond to visual symbols, signals and displays.