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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.

Key Competencies
* Dependability
* Integrity
* Attention to Detail
* Self Control
* Independence
* Cooperation
* Adaptability/Flexibility
* Stress Tolerance
* Concern for Others
* Social Orientation

Representative Tasks
* Signal engineers to begin train runs, stop trains, or change speed, using telecommunications equipment or hand signals.
* Confer with engineers regarding train routes, timetables, and cargoes, and to discuss alternative routes when there are rail defects or obstructions.
* Receive information regarding train or rail problems from dispatchers or from electronic monitoring devices.

Industry
Transportation and Warehousing

Job Family
Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles
Agent, Car Chaser, Car Dispatcher, Car Distributor, Car Spotter, Centralized Traffic Control Operator (CTC Operator), Conductor, Conductor and Engineer, Conductor, Freight, Conductor/Brakeman, Dispatch Manager, Freight Conductor, Freight Trainperson, Motor Boss, Outbound Operator, Outbound Supervisor, Passenger Car Conductor, Passenger Conductor, Pullman Conductor, Railroad Conductor, Railroad Dispatcher, Road Conductor, Road Freight Conductor, Roadmaster, Sleeping Car Conductor, Supervisor, Engines, Road, Switch Operators Supervisor, Switchman Supervisor, Test Conductor, Ticket Collector, Traffic Control Operator, Train Conductor, Train Dispatcher, Train Master, Trainman, Trains Dispatcher Supervisor, Transportation Supervisor, Yard Conductor, Yard Manager, Yard Pilot, Yard Spotter, Yard Supervisor, Yardmaster.