- Apply Rules and General Operating Instructions to Conductor duties.
- Provide clear concise job briefings. This is a detailed discussion with crew members outlining specific tasks to be performed safely.Communicate with other personnel in the performance of your duties.
- Plan switching and marshalling. Planning involves how to sort and arrange train cars according to a supplied list. Perform yard switching operations. This involves conducting the actual sorting and arranging of train cars.
- Perform and oversee inspections and brake tests to ensure safe operation of equipment.
- Provide protection of train, track, equipment and crossings.
- Operate switches, derails and appliances.
- Respond to signals and signs.
- Respond to emergency conditions or breakdowns, following applicable safety procedures and rules.
- Check to ensure that brake examination tests are conducted at shunting stations.
- Operate controls to activate track switches and traffic signals.
- Practice safe working habits.
- Managed multi-million dollar trains, ensuring prompt arrival while working 24 hour on call shifts.
- Made effective decisions when in unfamiliar locations or emergency situations.
- Communicated effectively with the Rail Traffic Control centre, other train crews and other departments on a regular basis via handheld radio.
- Ensure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn at all times.
- Ensure equipment is safe and operational.
- Handle emergency situations, protecting trains, environment, employees, and public.
- Work without schedule, on call 2 1/2 hours notice, 24/7 365 including holidays, weekends, and nights with no planned days off.