Kansas City Southern Railway Conductor Trainee in Bossier City, Louisiana

Conductor Trainee

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POSITION SUMMARYConductors assure safe, on-time/on-plan train operation and movement.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Valid state issued driver’s license

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Must have requisite color vision acuity

  • Conductor Training Certificate (or will obtain within first 6 weeks of employment)


  • Operate various kinds of track switches, conduct train and equipment inspections, and communicate and report information concerning train movements and work orders.

  • Observe, interpret and relay signals either in person or via communication devices such as radios.

  • Interpret and assure compliance with signals, and ensure compliance with company and industry rules, general orders and instructions.


  • Training: Trainees receive approximately 6-8 weeks of on-the-job training, at which point they will become probationary conductors.

  • Probationary Period: Conductors will undergo sixty (60) days of probationary employment after completing their on-the-job training in order to determine their ability to work alone and unsupervised as qualified railroad conductors.

  • Hours and Conditions: Conductors are expected to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on an on-call basis. Conductors must be able to report to duty 60-90 minutes after being called on duty. Conductors must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Extensive travel may be required.

  • Union Membership: All conductors are required to join the union after completing their probationary period. Monthly union dues are required and will be deducted from the employee's paycheck.

  • Rates of Pay: Training pay and regular pay vary based on the provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position. In addition, these general guidelines bear no relation to, nor are they intended to modify or conflict with, any collective bargaining agreement provision. Questions about the collective bargaining agreement, if any, governing the position described herein should be directed to the appropriate union organization.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Bossier City, Louisiana, United States

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