Switchman Resume Samples

A Switchman will ensure that the railroad tracks are functional, adequate, and conform with the industry standards. The job description entails adhering to safety instructions, working in collaboration with brakemen, terminal workers, and training service conductors. A well-written Switchman Resume mentions the following duties and tasks – overseeing the movement of rail cars and train systems; checking switch conditions and routes; operating track switches, relaying radio, lantern and arm signals; helping in setting brakes; keeping track of coming and going trains, and throwing switches.

The most sought-after skills include the following – far vision aptitude, good manual dexterity, excellent time management skills, ability to adhere to outside weather conditions, experience in using computerized systems, the ability to follow instructions, and experience in using radios and goggles. Most of the Switchmen have a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Switchman Resume example

Switchman Resume

Summary : To obtain a position of Switchman that will enable me to use strong organizational and computer skills, and ability to work well with people.

Skills : Drafting And Design, Carpenter, Pipefitter, Labor, Forklift/Reachlift Operator.

Description :

    1. Oversaw the movement of rail cars and train systems, and conducted visual checks of switch conditions and routes.
    2. Operated track switches and relays radio, lantern, and arm signals affecting the movement of trains.
    3. Pushed or pulled switches located in the yard to move around the trains successfully.
    4. Communicated with the locomotive engineer to stop or start the train using hand signals or radio communication.
    5. Responsible for assembling and breaking up trains.
    6. Raised these levers to disconnect and connect cars together.
    7. Complied with the company and federal safety rules, policies, and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate action.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate's In Accounting


Switchman Resume

Headline : Seeking a position of Switchman where my experience and knowledge can help grow within the company.

Skills : Forklift Operator, Switchman, Operations.

Description :

    1. Performed switching, braking, and other train operations.
    2. Assisted in the infrequent movement of weights of up to 83 pounds.
    3. Applied and released hand brakes.
    4. Rided rail cars and climbing onto equipment.
    5. Applied bilateral use of upper extremities when needed, such as maintaining a grip with both hands.
    6. Maintained balance and coordination on stairs, ladders, uneven terrain, moving equipment, rails, and ballast.
    7. Maintained three-point contact when holding on a ladder or train.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma


Switchman Resume

Headline : Efficient self-starter Switchman, seeking a position that offers challenges and substantial growth opportunities to benefit future plans.

Skills : Inventory Control, Team Management.

Description :

    1. Specialized in railcar trans-loading, repair, railcar storage, and track repair.
    2. Communicated with, and coordinated the activities of a crew, to relocate individual railroad cars to specific locations, involving multiple sets of track, switches, and turnouts.
    3. Used analytical and organization skills to minimize the number of cars to be moved, and minimize the number of junction direction changes.
    4. Remained cognizant of safety hazards and analyzed situations such as power lines, inclement weather, and issues related to night loading where safety risks are elevated.
    5. Performed on-call and emergency work as needed dependent on the varying shipping schedules of our customers.
    6. Communicated effectively with other crew, yard personnel, engineers, and railroad officials using radio, telephone, verbal and hand signals.
    7. Maintained knowledge of, and was in compliance with all written safety rules, procedure and safety manuals, and government regulations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Switchman Resume

Headline : To obtain a challenging Switchman position that will enhance skills and provide opportunity for development.

Skills : Microsoft Courses, Process Technology.

Description :

    1. Operated switching, road and yard mule locomotives inside plant facility.
    2. Managed daily inspections and audits of locomotives.
    3. Responsible for efficient switching of over 500 railcars for safe transport to multiple locations.
    4. Performed weekly safety audits on 30 employees as well as mentor new hires.
    5. Proficiently scanned and entered data into Yard Master.
    6. Facilitated and led daily tailgate meetings.
    7. Operated locomotives inside various plant facilities.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Switchman Resume

Headline : To utilize management and technical skill sets in a challenging and rewarding position while continuing professional growth.

Skills : Computer , Instructional Design.

Description :

    1. Examined the track list in order to determine which cars are to be spotted, loaded, and/or shipped.
    2. Proceeded to the designated tracks in order to separate cars to be shipped, loaded as well as to ensure that there is proper track space available for inbound cars.
    3. Separated inbound cars and spots for loading/discharge.
    4. Sported any other cars that may be designated for loading/discharge.
    5. Ensured that all cars which have been spotted are properly secured by means of setting the brake.
    6. Pulled loaded cars and separate cars that will be shipped from those that have been reloaded.
    7. Checked outbound cars in order to ensure that all cars are properly connected.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Switchman Resume

Headline : Dedicated, quick-learning team player seeking a position in which to utilize skills and experience in a dynamic setting. Efficient, hardworking professional with excellent problem solving abilities.

Skills : Electrician helper, Mechanic by trade and marine mechanics .

Description :

    1. Received, relay, or act upon oral, written or radio instructions from customer or customer service representative or other personnel indicating the switch movement, placement or delivery of railroad cars and/or a train.
    2. Conducted the movement of rail cars and train movements.
    3. Observed, interpreted, and relay arm, lantern, or radio signals and all other indications affecting the movement of a train.
    4. Operated track switches (visually checks switch condition and route) to change the direction of the engine or cars within yard limits or on the main track; may apply or release hand brakes to switch or perform other duties.
    5. Read and understood the book of rules, timetables, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions, and other written or printed material.
    6. Prepared required daily reports; switch lists - manually or with a computer.
    7. Inspected the condition of the train and equipment in movement and while stationary.
    8. Coupled air and electrical connections between locomotives when making up trains.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Technology

Switchman Resume

Objective : To obtain a challenging position that will utilize skills and experiences and which will also provide with the opportunity for growth and advancement.

Skills : Management, Plant Operations, Pipeline Software.

Description :

    1. Inspected couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and handbrakes to ensure that they are securely fastened and functioning properly.
    2. Coordinated with the activities of train crew.
    3. Received oral or written instructions from Yardmaster indicating which cars are to be switched.
    4. Notified engineer of switching orders.
    5. Notified engineer which cars are to be moved to specified locations of the yard, using radio, telephone, verbal or hand signals.
    6. Instructed to throw track switches and to couple cars.
    7. Maintained records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Elementary Education

Switchman Resume

Objective : Loyal, and dedicated Switchman who has a great deal of ambition. Learning new trades and am always up for a challenge. Seeking a position where can develop and excel as an individual and an employee.

Skills : Certified Fork Lift Class I-V, Certified Hostler.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the shipping order and the receiving of the daily rail cars.
    2. Responsible for the spotting of railcars in their respective loading and unloading areas.
    3. Observed hand and radio signals in the yard in accordance with the railroad rules and Oxy Taft chemical.
    4. Performed tasks such as coupling and uncoupling of railcars.
    5. Operated track switches and inspect railcars and tract conditions daily.
    6. Maintained the storage yard.
    7. Worked as engineering clerk, repair and dispatch clerk, and ended a career as Switchman.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Switchman/Worker Resume

Headline : To obtain an operator Switchman position with your company to optimize skills. Interested in the opportunities your company has to offer.

Skills : Installation, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Time Management.

Description :

    1. Notified engineer of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of the yard, using radio, telephone, verbal or hand signals.
    2. Given instructions to throw track switches and to couple and uncouple cars.
    3. Able to think and act quickly in responding to emergency and non-emergency situations.
    4. Able to talk to and effectively communicate with co-workers, yard personnel, switching crew, engineers, railroad officials and others in a clear, concise, courteous, efficient, and professional manner.
    5. Able to effectively communicate instructions, directions, processes, procedures, safety rules, and regulations to co-workers, supervisors, and others in written, oral, diagrammatic, and schedule form.
    6. Started or stopped trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or radio communications.
    7. Pulled or pushed track switches to reroute cars.
    8. Inspected couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and handbrakes to ensure they are securely fastened and functioning properly.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School

Switchman Resume

Headline : Dedicated, organized, and hard worker Switchman. Stay on task and complete assigned task, in a timely manner. Very good team player and work well with others.

Skills : Computer, Forklift.

Description :

    1. Coordinated the needed jobs of the day for the crew.
    2. Received oral and/or written instructions from Manager and/or the Customer to which railcard are being switched.
    3. Notified engineer of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of the yard, using radio, telephone, verbal or hand signals.
    4. Gave instructions to throw track switches and to couple and uncouple cars.
    5. Maintained records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched.
    6. Connected air hoses to cars when making up trains by bending and applying up to 35 pounds of force.
    7. Worked on 2 person teams and it is our responsibility to do swiftly inspections on the engine.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
General Studies