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Objective: Seek the Position of Railroad, Signal and Switch Operator
SUMMARY: Immensely talented and resourceful Railroad, Signal and Switch Operator with more than four years experience in operating railroad track switches; coupling or uncoupling rolling stock to make up or break up trains; and signaling engineers by hand or flagging.
Summary of Qualifications
Strong ability to adjust procedures to railroad train makeup.
In-depth ability to prepare complete safety reports.
Exceptional ability to couple and uncouple railroad cars, air hoses, and electrical connections between cars.
Remarkable ability to follow railroad regulations and safety procedures.
Uncommon ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Exceptional ability to inspect material moving equipment before and during normal operation for wear or breakage.
Great ability to inspect rail road tracks, signals, switches, and cars.
Immense ability to inspect railroad equipment, observe, interpret, and respond to a variety of railroad signals.
In-depth ability to operate mechanical and electrical equipment, track switches, retarders, and two-way radio.
Uncommon ability to perform emergency procedures in railroad setting.
Exceptional ability to perform emergency repairs on railroad equipment.
Great ability to perform safety inspections in transportation setting.
Profound ability to read and understand operating manuals, and route railroad traffic.
State Department of Transport, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - Present
Railroad, Signal and Switch Operator
Take care of railroad tracks and equipment.
Put rail cars together for the transport of passengers and freight.
Inspect rails, ties, cars, and engines for defects.
Refuel engines and oil moving parts before and after each trip.
Divert cars or engines that need repairs.
Keep track of how many cars are available, how many have been sent for repairs, and what types of service or repairs are needed.
Read the daily car schedule to determine how many cars are needed for the next day's run and use these schedules to put the trains together car by car.
Raise and lower levers to couple and uncouple cars.
Attach cables and connect air hoses to cars, using hand tools.
Use remote controls to move cars from track to track in the yard.
Throw track switches to route cars.
Ride on top of moving cars and operate hand wheels to slow and stop them.
Activate traffic signals using arms, lanterns, or electronic controls and watch for traffic signals from other workers.
Set flares, flags, or lanterns ahead and behind the train to warn oncoming trains when it has to stop on emergencies.
Help passengers get on and off trains; place baggage in racks over the seats on the train.
Collect tickets, fares, and passes from passengers.
Answer questions about schedules, train rules, and stations.
Adjust controls to regulate heating, air conditioning, and lighting following instructions from the conductor.