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Industry SectorBridge Engineering jobs, Civil engineering jobs, Other Civil and structural engineering jobs, Other Railway operations jobs, Other telecommunication jobs, Rail Operations, Telecommunications
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Bay St. Louis
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs Mississippi
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted16 March 2013

Job Description


Job Summary

Operate and maintain bridges to ensure the safe passage of water traffic and trains.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities
•Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
•Observe and receive signals from approaching vessels
•Communicate with train dispatchers and vessel operators using two-way radio and telephone
•Operate automatic and semi-automatic equipment to open and close bridges
•Record time, direction, and name of vessels passing through opening
•Document and record preventive maintenance histories
•Inspect drawbridge, track, passing railcars and auxiliary equipment for defects and debris
•Perform routine maintenance and repairs on bridge operating parts and equipment and prepare summaries on repairs

Pay Rate

USD 22.92/hour full rate


You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications
•High School diploma/GED
•18 years of age or older
•Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications
•Construction experience with basic carpentry skills
•Mechanical experience

Basic Competencies
•Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
•Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
•Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
•Basic math

Physical Requirements
•Medium work, depending on location, can lift up to 50 pounds
•Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
•Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Employment Conditions
•Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
•Wear protective equipment such as fall protection, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
•Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
•Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination
•Must successfully pass probationary period

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

•This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required.
•This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required. You will be required to maintain the position for which you are hired for a minimum of 6 months before bidding on other positions.

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions at elevated heights and/or over water.

Safety Commitment

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.

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