freight train conductor resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Flexible and resourceful tradesman with several years of service, diagnostic, and leadership experience spanning across multiple service related industries. A highly motivated self-starter seeking a permanent position within a growth oriented, family friendly company which allows me to utilize my broad range of technical abilities to reach my full potential.

Licenses & Certifications
  • Current (May 2023) KY HVAC Journeyman License
  • Type-3 "Universal Technician" EPA Certification sponsored by Department of Defense
  • Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling EPA Certification sponsored by Department of Defense
  • FRA Certified Freight Train Conductor w/ RCO endorsement.
  • 10-hour OSHA safety training
  • 40-Hour Department of Defense HAZMAT/Waste Management Training
  • Certified welder's helper certificate
Notable Skills and Abilities
  • Able to diagnose, troubleshoot, service & repair all types of HVAC-R equipment.
  • Adept at interpreting blueprints, schematics and technical manuals to ensure quality and effective repairs and installations of varies mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Proficient with soldering and brazing
  • Technologically inclined. Able to use smartphones and tablets without issue.
  • Genuine interest in programming languages and software.
  • Capacity to work with Minimal Supervision alone and as a member of a team.
  • Military trained and disciplined
  • Experience leading team members
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Attention to Detail
  • Operating Test Equipment
  • Preventive Maintenance
07/2022 to Current Freight Train Conductor Genesee & Wyoming Inc. | Fresno, CA,
  • Operates trains via RCO (Remote Control Operation) and adheres to route plans and maintains operations and repair schedules.
  • Arranges and directs removal of defective cars from trains at stations or stops.
  • Uses hand signals to alert engineers of emergencies, initiate movements, and give general directions.
  • Directs crew members by employing flag or hand signals, lantern and radio communications.
  • Communicates with dispatchers regarding trains' routes, timetables and cargoes.
  • Upholds tight deadlines for delivery of freight as rail traffic allows.
  • Observes yard traffic to determine track availability to accommodate inbound and outbound traffic.
  • Manages railcar loading, unloading and switching.
  • Operates controls to activate track switches and traffic signals.
  • Observes train movement to ascertain functionality.
10/2020 to 07/2022 Residential Service Technician At & T | South San Francisco, CA,
  • Responsible for diagnosing, servicing, and repairing several different types of residential and light-commercial equipment including roof-top package units, residential split systems, mini-split systems, heat pump systems, boilers, oil furnaces, & chillers.
  • Served "On-Call" for emergency service weekly.
  • Examined previously completed work performed by junior installers and performed start-up procedures as necessary.
  • Performed annual maintenance and service appointments to ensure continued efficiency and made any necessary adjustments or repairs needed during time of service.
  • Maintained current state certifications and completed annual continuing education courses on common systems and components.
09/2019 to 10/2020 Tool & Die Maker Tenneco Automotive | Nuremberg, PA,
  • Maintained, altered, and repaired molds/dies of complex and precise nature used in plastic injection molding machines.
  • Produced new and/or made repairs to gauges, jigs, fixtures, special machines and other devices.
  • Diagnosed and corrected mold deficiencies in a timely manner in order to resume production, sometimes under critical time restraints.
  • Trained others in performing mold deficiency work.
  • Laid out complex machining operations with multiple steps and different machine requirements.
  • Set up and correctly operated tool room machines and equipment and improvised where equipment was limited.
  • Worked effectively within extremely tight tolerances to produce precision results.
  • Often worked alone on opposite shifts from the rest of the team without supervision.
  • 3D CAD/CAM Software Utilization (Solidworks/BobCAD)
06/2019 to 09/2019 Commercial Service Technician Terminix Global, Inc | Augusta, ME,
  • Obtained HVAC-KY Journeyman License within 90 days as originally agreed upon by service manager/ company owner.
  • Serviced and performed repairs to equipment as necessary while performing preventive maintenance under direct supervision of journeyman.
  • Logged services performed in service ticket system.
  • Successfully performed residential after-hours service calls.
12/2014 to 06/2019 Lead Programmer Ubisoft Entertainment | Cary, NC,
  • Adjusted offsets daily based on work orders and fluid production requirements.
  • Responsible for in-house tooling regrind procedures and tooling procurement.
  • Trained new employees to utilize the Heidenhain CNC Control and the shop math required to perform all job functions.
  • Utilized equipment to Heat Treat and Black Oxide select parts in-house.
  • Experienced with several unique materials such as plastics, coppers, stainless, and vacuum hardened tool steels as well as common materials such as aluminum and plain carbon steels.
  • 3D CAD/CAM Software Utilization (EdgeCam/BobCAD/Solidworks/SpaceClaim)
02/2013 to 12/2014 CNC Machinist/Programmer Bd (Becton, Dickinson And Company) | Portland, OR,
  • Loaded and unloaded machines to prevent expensive equipment issues.
  • Performed routine maintenance on machines and monitored usage to reduce parts breakdown.
  • Setup machining centers for operators.
  • Fabricated fixtures and jigs to meet manufacturing and engineering needs.
  • Calculated and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, depth and angle of cut, and clamping methods.
  • Made appropriate offset corrections based on tool wear, broken tooling, and variations in castings and molds.
  • 3D CAD/CAM Software Utilization (Solidworks/AutoCAD/Vision Engraving System/MasterCAM)
  • Produced .dxf drawings and maintained, archived, and retrieved CAD documents for utilization with engraving and manufacturing software.
06/2008 to 02/2018 Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C) HVAC-R Kentucky Army National Guard | City, STATE,
  • Serviced and performed repairs to HVAC equipment as necessary.
  • Implemented regular annual and semi-annual maintenance schedules for all equipment my team was tasked with in order to keep components functioning and serviceable year-round.
  • Instructed, supervised, and provided training to younger soldiers under my leadership.
  • Performed inspections on forced air, refrigeration and fire suppression systems.
  • Completed troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures to ascertain malfunctions and planned repairs accordingly.
  • Repaired and replaced malfunctioning drives and motors.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2014 to to Associate of Applied Science | Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Installation And Repair Gateway Community And Technical College, Covington, KY GPA:
Expected in 12/2015 to to Associate of Applied Science | Computerized Manufacturing And Machining Gateway Community And Technical College, Covington, KY GPA:
Expected in 07/2022 to to | CSX Conductors Training Course, Atlanta, GA, GPA:
Expected in 06/2007 to to High School Diploma | Simon Kenton High School, Independence, KY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Gateway Community And Technical College
  • Gateway Community And Technical College
  • CSX Conductors Training Course
  • Simon Kenton High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Freight Train Conductor
  • Residential Service Technician
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Commercial Service Technician
  • Lead Programmer
  • CNC Machinist/Programmer
  • Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C) HVAC-R


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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