switchman conductor resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

To Whom it may concern,

I have experience working within an industrial setting. Having worked night shift, varying shift schedules, in a freezer environment, and outdoor environment I believe that a job at your company would suit me well. I understand the importance of safety and awareness on the job. Work ethic and attendance are very important to me. As a prospective employee, I would appreciate consideration for employment. I look forward to an in-person meeting so that we can explore how I can make a positive contribution to your operation.

  • Skilled in railroad industry.
  • Federally licensed rail conductor as per FRA 49 CFR Parts 240 and Parts 242.
  • Skilled in final assembly processes.
  • Certified forklift operator.
  • Pneumatic tools use.
  • Create a program that corresponds to an algorithm or proposed solution.
  • Construct interactive computer programs that accept various forms of input and produce various forms of output, as a solution to a computer programming problem.
  • Ability to repair and troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
  • FCC Radio Technician License
  • Callsign: KD9CSG
Certification: Computer Programming/ Troubleshooting, Expected in 2015
Central Nine Career Center - Greenwood, IN
High School Diploma: , Expected in 2015
Franklin Community High School - Franklin, IN
Work History Current to Previous
Facility Maintenance Worker, 04/2022 to Current
Performance Food GroupBolivar, MO,
  • Preventative maintenance of Industrial Refrigeration Equipment. (Ammonia R717, Frick Systems)
  • Inspect and PM reciprocating screw compressors, evaporators, condensers, tanks, reservoirs, and oil levels, etc.
  • Experience with High and Low stage ammonia systems( Freezer, Cooler).
  • Interpret Process Safety Management (PSM) and evaluate and discuss monthly Management of Change reviews to policy.
  • Evaluate Pre-Startup safety review (PSSR) before incorporating new systems, as part of PSM protocol.
  • Inspect Ammonia systems and piping for damage daily.
  • Ensure refrigeration system is running efficiently and reducing cycling on and off of compressors.
  • Maintain all facility systems as required.
  • Ensure working order of sprinkler riser systems.
  • Ensure working order of Fire and NH3 alarms.
  • Inspect Fire extinguishers and emergency lighting monthly, replace if needed.
  • Erect, Repair pallet racking systems as needed.
  • Lockout/Tagout equipment as required.
  • Basic Material Handling Equipment (MHE)(Crown, Raymond) repair. If unable to repairs sourced to manufacturer.
  • Record inventory of available parts and order as needed.
  • General housekeeping duties (painting, drywall, office setup)
  • Elevator preventative maintenance( Phase 1 and 2 fire test)
  • General electrical repairs.
  • Facility-wide scope of repairs. All encompassing work.
Material Handler, 05/2021 to 04/2022
North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Inc.Wilson, NC,
  • Safely Load/Unload freight from various aircraft.
  • Use proper PPE at all times.
  • Follow all federal regulations for working around aircraft.
  • Guide/Marshall equipment within aircraft gate silhouette.
  • Facilitate load plan for aircraft to maintain proper Center of Gravity (CG).
  • Instruct crew on proper locations to stage product for freight sorting.
  • Work safely in all weather conditions.
  • Operate various ground service equipment (GSE).
  • Utilize guide-person to perform mating of GSE within 4 inches of aircraft for load/unload process.
  • Inspect load plan for hazardous goods and place in position respective to hazardous goods policy.
  • Inspect aircraft compartments for security, signs of tampering and damage.
  • Inspect aircraft systems, freight containers, and ground service equipment to ascertain serviceability.
Freight Conductor, 08/2018 to 05/2021
Road And Rail ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Facilitating in the blocking and sorting of rail cars for a Class 1 railroad.
  • Working safely at all times and in all weather conditions. Utilizing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed and required.
  • Exposure to fumes, dust, pollen, vibration, noise and engine exhaust.
  • Working in an on call 24/7 operations environment, including weekend/holiday work under the Hours of Service laws. 1st/2nd/3rd shift as needed. Swing shifts as needed.
  • Worked in 100% compliance with all company/ federal rules and best practices.
  • Licensed conductor holding active license in conformity with FRA 49 CFR Parts 240 and Parts 242.
  • Work activities included working overtime, all shifts, and on call. Spending time away from home terminal as necessary.
  • Signaled crew members, utilizing hand or flag signals, radio communications and lantern.
  • Ride sides of moving rail cars, climb ladders, operate track switches.
  • Inspected train in motion and stationary to determine proper functionality and safe operations of air brake systems.
  • Communicated with train dispatchers and local management to obtain and receive proper instructions for job duties.
  • Prepared forms, required reports, switch lists and train orders daily.
  • Performed air brake and electrical connection coupling.
  • Worked directly with other employees in professional team effort to accomplish job duties.
  • Kept records of contents and destination of each rail car and made arrangements to add or remove cars at proper points on routes.
  • Received information regarding train or rail problems from dispatchers or from electronic monitoring devices.
  • Inspected locomotives and rail cars for necessary maintenance before, during and after long routes and for federal maintenance requirements.
  • Deliver, Pull, Spot customers inbound freight from railyard to customer facility.
  • Safely operate handbrakes, air hoses, and other equipment on railcars as required when switching equipment.
  • Experience in heavy industrial environment.
Switchman/Conductor, 08/2017 to 08/2018
Interstate WarehousingCity, STATE,
  • Operate and double check railroad switches for correct alignment. Placing switch hook or lock into the switch keeper to ensure switch position cannot be altered by unauthorized personnel.
  • On call, varying shift schedules.
  • Outside work experience.
  • Working safely at all times to maintain safety for myself, co-workers, and the community.
  • Ensure route and that all switches are double checked before commencing movement.
  • Clearing ice and snow from switch points ensuring that no gap exists and route is double checked.
  • Understand and follow track protection protocols (Blue Flag Protection, Roadway worker protection)
  • Maintain compliance with FRA, AAR, and company rules and practices.
  • Apply and release blue signal protection to locomotives and other equipment.
  • Locomotive start up and shutdown procedures.
  • Daily safety checklists for equipment.
  • Locomotive and train securement procedures for leaving equipment unattended.
  • Ensuring that a sufficient amount of handbrakes are set on rail cars to be left unattended. A securement test must be performed before rail cars can be left unattended.
  • Understanding horn signals including ahead, back up, and acknowledging radio communications or hand signals.
  • Grade crossing horn sequence.
  • Restricted yard speed limit.
  • Operate double end hinged derail equipment, ensuring locking device is placed in each of the two positions after use.
  • Ensuring all crossover switches are aligned in the normal position before commencing yard movements.
  • Always prepared to stop within one half the range of vision, short of men, equipment in the foul.
  • Always stopping equipment at or short of track clearance points to ensure equipment is not in the foul of other yard tracks.
  • Performing Class 1 Air Brake Tests
  • Stretch all couplings to ensure that they are made.
  • Applying and releasing wheel type and auto-rack ratcheting crank style handbrakes.
  • Use of radio communications.
  • Use of hand signals.
  • Requesting and releasing 3-step protection via radio or hand signal.
  • Opening and closing angle-cocks under 3 step protection.
  • Lacing up glad-hand end hoses under 3 step protection.
  • Classify outbound rail cars in correct blocking order.
  • Spotting cars as per customer specifications.
  • Mounting and dismounting equipment.
  • 3 points of contact on all rail car ladders, locomotives, and equipment.
Railcar Prepper/ Vehicle Shuttle, 08/2017 to 08/2018
KYB ManufacturingCity, STATE,
  • Inspected and maintained interior, exterior of auto rack rail cars to AAR, FRA specifications.
  • Ensured proper amount of wheel chocks were available in rail cars.
  • Ensured door edge protection on interior walls was properly in place.
  • Inspected all door pins verifying they were seated in open position, anti-vandalism chains and protection devices were in place on auto-rack doors before vehicle loading could take place.
  • Documented all paperwork for all repairs to rail cars, and billing information.
  • Inspected mechanical aspects of cars including brake shoes, brake shoe keys, couplers, knuckle pins, end hose chains, and cut levers.
  • Inspected door pivot bolts and rail car hoods were in tact and in place.
  • Rated rail cars for the amount of longevity that remained before the car needed scrapped.
  • Unloaded vehicles from rail cars to correct parking space for truck trans-load.
  • Drive out of auto racks using auto loading/unloading ramp.
Reach Truck Operator, 2016 to 07/2017
Company NameCity, State,
  • Worked in cold storage, freezer environment, exclusively for Kroger frozen foods storage.
  • Used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety toe boots, freezer gear, gloves.
  • Operated reach forklifts at heights of up to 505 inches.
  • Stayed in compliance with Safe Quality Food protocols (SQF), including facility-wide audits.
  • Maintained awareness while on the job. 
  • Worked safely around industrial material handling equipment.
  • Use of equipment audible warning devices when needed or as required by company policies.
  • Strong work ethic. 
  • Retrieved and staged customer shipments from warehouse into correct locations for outbound shipments.
  • Accurately built custom orders for particular store locations. Staged product in hold location for immediate or future shipment.
Machine Operator, 05/2015 to 2016
Company NameCity, State,
  • Performed assembly measures as specified. 
  • Examined parts to prevent defects. 
  • Performed maintenance and safety check lists. 
  • Eliminated metal shavings to ensure quality parts. 
  • Examined parts for quality assurance.
  • Used micrometers, and other measurement instruments. 
  • Worked safely on the job to prevent injuries at all times. 
  • Monitored system components such as air valves, pumps, cables to detect possible defects or deficient installation.
  • Used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as safety toe boots, ear plugs, safety glasses. 

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Central Nine Career Center
  • Franklin Community High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Facility Maintenance Worker
  • Material Handler
  • Freight Conductor
  • Switchman/Conductor
  • Railcar Prepper/ Vehicle Shuttle
  • Reach Truck Operator
  • Machine Operator


  • Certification
  • High School Diploma

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