Yard Conductor: A description for the yard conductor job

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Yard Conductor – Engine supervisor, head switcher, yard supervisor Supervises and coordinates activities of switch-engine crew engaged in switching railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate loading and unloading of cars or making up and breaking up of trains: Notifies YARD ENGINEER (transportation industry) of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of yard, using radio, telephone, verbal, or hand signals. Gives instructions to SWITCH TENDER (transportation industry) to throw track switches and to YARD COUPLER (transportation industry) to couple and uncouple cars. May also keep records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched. May also coordinate activities of switching crew from locomotive cab, caboose, or control tower. May also assist workers to couple and uncouple cars, throw track switches, or other activities involved in switching railroad cars, as necessary. May also supervise workers engaged in maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives and be designated Locomotive-Engine Supervisor (industry).

Job industry: transportation industry

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