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Switchman

Company: Rescar Companies
Location: Channahon
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Switchman at Rescar is responsible for the safe movement of freight trains and switching/spotting/weighing of rail cars in the yard or location.RESCAR is rapidly growing and searching for switching and track personnel to fill open positions at our Joliet Service Center.What You'll Do:

  • Read and follow switching instructions/lists indicating track assignments and cars to be switched.
  • Operating Locomotive/Trackmobile between service tracks and switching areas
  • Signal locomotive/Tackmobile operators to start or stop trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or two-way radio communication
  • Observe signals from other crewmembers so that work activities can be coordinated
  • Inspect couplings, air hoses, and handbrakes to ensure that they are securely fastened and functioning properly
  • Inspect tracks, cars, and engines for defects, report service needs and make sure they are corrected before operation
  • Repair/replace heavy couplings, broken knuckles, and air brake hoses using hand toolsWhat You'll Need:
    • 1-3 years working with freight car switching or similar field
    • Mechanical aptitude required
    • Continuous mental and visual attention is required to perform duties (such as working around heavy and moving equipment), involving repetitive or diversified work requiring constant alertness or activity, required
    • Ability to travel up to 20% out-of-state.
    • The desire to work hard for potential to grow with a great company!What You'll Enjoy:
      • Competitive base wages, starting at up to $24 per hour with experience
      • Opportunity to increase your base wage through skills assessments and certifications
      • Weekly pay!
      • Vacation days + eight paid holidays
      • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance coverage; 401K plan; Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Critical Care, Hospitalization, and Accident coverageRescar Companies is a privately held company that offers maintenance services to companies that own and/or lease rail rolling stock. These services are provided from Rescar's nationwide network of 40+ service locations in the United States, either at fixed facilities or from our mobile field services centers.Powered by JazzHRlUS5VqpP3y

Keywords: Rescar Companies, Joliet , Switchman, Other , Channahon, Illinois

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