Passenger Conductor

for Bombardier in Baltimore, MD

Job Description

Passenger Conductor-T-BTNA-USMD-CON-0414



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Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance.

We are looking for a Passenger Conductor for our Baltimore, Maryland facility.

In your role as a Passenger Conductor, you will:

Be responsible for the safe movement of trains by adhering to applicable operating rules/practices. Oversee all on-train employees in service delivery by adhering to Bombardiers service standards. Ensure all revenue documents are collected/verified in accordance with designated tariffs and the safety of passengers/crew by adhering to safety rules. Thinks and functions independently utilizing clear and effective verbal communication skills to interact with passengers, crew members, and others jointly responsible for safe and efficient train movements and customer service. Secures movement orders and ensures clear understanding by operating crew. Ensure pre-determined service requests are understood and carried out. Maintain understanding of operating characteristics and practices including physical characteristics, safety rules, air brake rules, electrical instructions, equipment trouble-shooting practices, and emergency procedures. Physically move between and around train cars manipulating and lifting heavy air hoses and electrical cables. Safely ride the side of train equipment, getting on and off equipment, as required. Responsible for submission of various reports to record movement delays, unusual occurrences, passenger inconveniences, and mechanical defects. Assist in boarding and detraining of passengers.

Please note that Bombardier is required to offer priority of employment to current employees assigned to the MARC Camden and Brunswick Lines. We recognize, however, that not all such employees may accept our offer to join Bombardier and that other vacancies may arise. To address these contingencies, and given the amount of time it takes to complete the recruitment process and the tight training deadlines that BTS must meet in order to successfully complete the transfer of services as scheduled, it is necessary for BTS to begin active outside recruiting now for all positions. You may be contacted, have a phone screen or interview but offers will not be made until our hiring obligations to the MARC staff have been satisfied.

All terms and conditions are subject to negotiation with the United Transportation Union.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, and railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Review instructions from dispatchers, and discuss with locomotive engineer and train crew

Inspect all equipment on cars prior to departures

Receive and transmit information by radio and telephone

Read and understand bulletins and notices

Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches, and make minor repairs to railcars, including replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses

Work with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars

Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety

Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems

Quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to visual symbols, signals and displays (sound, light, picture, etc. )


Training will be provided in Baltimore, MD upon hire.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

2 years verifiable work experience and/or college

No driving violations involving alcohol or drugs within the past 3 years

Preferred Qualifications

Outside work experience

Experience working on an on-call basis

Experience working varying shift schedules

Experience operating heavy equipment

Mechanical experience

Physical Requirements

Medium to heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally


Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/craw l/balance/climb

Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places

Walk long distances over uneven terrain

Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Must meet color vision requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations

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)

Employment Conditions

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

Complete annual training and pass safety operating rules examination

Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; membership is required

This position is covered under Railroad Retirement.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

*Job:* Train Operations & Maintenance

*Primary Location:* US-MD-Baltimore

*Organization:* Transportation

*Employee Status:* Regular


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