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Posted: 08 February 2013
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Job Description - Trainmaster External Trainee (036887)Job Description
Trainmaster External Trainee-036887
Important: This position start date is June 4, 2013.
Participates in an extensive training program. Upon the successful
completion of the program, will be placed as a Trainmaster. Once
placed as a Trainmaster, develops and implements an aggressive safety
action plan. Directly supervises Train and Engine (T&E) employees,
Clerks, and Yardmasters. Conducts annual rules training and operating
efficiency testing. Works closely with Engineering, Mechanical, other
Field and terminal management personnel, Crew Management, and
Operations Center in the handling of crews and operations to make
decisions towards safety, service reliability, and cost goals.
Training period may last up to approximately 7 months before first
placement into Trainmaster role.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities:
•Provide input for steady improvement in safety of all T&E employees.
Perform safety observations and continually increase knowledge of all
CSX safety and operating rules. Perform regular efficiency and
operational tests, document performance, and submit data promptly and
•Observe performance of T&E employees and identify areas for
improvement. Monitor train crew performance daily.
•Understand the execution and implementation of the CSX operational
effectiveness plan (One Plan). Learn operations of the railroad, union
agreements, and customer requirements.
•Participate in activities related to derailments and other service
disruptions. Participate in investigations and determine cause to
ensure future train accident prevention.
•Attend customer meetings as required, develop relationships, and
understand any service-related issues.
•Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.
•Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required to be
completed by class start date (June 4, 2013).
•Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid Driver's license
In addition to meeting the above qualifications, any of the following
•Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Business
Administration, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Operations
to be completed by the class start date (June 4, 2013).
•1 or more years of supervisory experience in Manufacturing,
Transportation, Logistics, Rail Operations, Skilled Trades
(building/construction, electrical, mechanical), or the Military
•Certifications/Licenses: Must possess a valid Driver's license
Knowledge and Skills:
•Railroad industry knowledge
•Microsoft Office skills
•Mainframe systems skills
•Customer service orientation
•Ability to hold people accountable for following operating rules and
•Ability to adapt to a Union environment
The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy
and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and
develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze
issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage,
coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve
service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate
personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.
•Wear protective equipment such as welding shields, hard hat, hearing
protection, steel-toe boots, work boots, safety vest, face shield and
•Up to 75% travel required during training period. After training,
typically 10% travel required.
•Work hours may vary in length and schedule. Work hours may include a
nonstandard workweek and various shift work.
•Work hours may include on call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, with
extended periods of time away from home.
•Need to be available to report to work with two-hour advance notice.
•Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol.
•Must meet color vision requirements as described in the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
•Individuals holding this job will be required to relocate upon
completion of training.
•The applicant selected for this position will be required to
successfully complete a background check and physical including a drug
test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new
•Work outside in all weather conditions.
•Work with hazardous materials on an occasional basis.
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company
operations. 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. Not only is it the right thing to do,
but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees
and their families, the customers, and the communities.
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville,
FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers
across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the
largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23
states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. CSX also
includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with
its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic
container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real
estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX
to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of
industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals,
agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.
CSX Transportation (CSXT) is the largest company in the CSX family
employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's
primary focus is the operation, maintenance, and management of the
largest railroad in the eastern United States.
At CSX two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference
and Safety Is A Way of Life. 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
CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports
diversity in the workplace.
Primary Location: United States
Relocation Available :Yes
Tax Status: Railroad Retirement
Overtime Status: Exempt
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2013, 10:59:59 PM
Number of Openings: 15