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Railroad Brakeman/Conductor

Company: Ellis & Eastern Department: Railroad
Location: Sioux Falls, SD Hiring Manager: Molly J Smith
Closing Date: 12/31/2019 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Check train brakes and other systems and equipment prior to train run. Assists locomotive engineer in activities required to operate train safely.


Follows instructions from the locomotive engineer to move trains safely and on time.
Observes, interprets, understands, recognizes and relays signals from other personnel and acts upon them to ensure proper placement of locomotive and cars.
Provides instructions via radio or hand signals to engineer to guide movement of locomotive.
Tends and operates track switches.
Inspects couplings and air hoses to ensure that they are securely fastened, couples air system between cars, and operates uncoupling levers.
Visually inspects and tests air brakes.
Sets and releases hand brakes.
Inspects freight cars to ensure that they are securely sealed.
Signals Locomotive Engineer via radio or by hand signals to begin train run.
Talks to Locomotive Engineer and traffic control center personnel via telephone or radio during run to give or receive instructions or information concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
Loads and unloads freight cars.
Performs duties needed for inspection and maintenance of railroad cars, locomotives, railroad tracks and mechanical equipment during runs to ensure that train is operating efficiently and safely.
Maintains records as required.
Valid drivers’ license is required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical hours during Production are 7am-7pm M-F, Rarely on Saturday. Typical hours during Maintenance are 7am-3pm M-F, Rarely on Saturday.
Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
Or one to three months related experience and/or training;
Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
How To Apply
Concrete Materials/Sweetman/Ellis & Eastern and Rail to Road are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Apply online at or mail completed application to Sweetman Construction Co., 1500 North Sweetman Place, Box 84140, Sioux Falls, SD 57118-4140

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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