Railroad Conductors & 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.
Also called: Conductor, Freight Conductor, Railroad Conductor, Yardmaster

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Independence
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Industrial control software
  • Automated equipment identification AEI software
  • RailComm DocYard
    Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Bourque Data Systems YardMaster
  • Freight reservation software
    Inventory management software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Softrail AEI Rail & Road Manager

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
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