American Auto Works, LLC has proven to be a successful leader in professional auto terminal services to railroads and automobile manufacturers. Our success is based strongly on the positive attitudes, skills and performance of our entire workforce. We currently seek experienced Switch Engineers.
This position is responsible for the safe switching of railcars and movement of trains in the rail yard.
SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401K and safety incentives.
SWITCHING FUNCTIONS: 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).
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 and see at night.