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Railserve, Inc. Crew Leader (Rail Worker) in Clinton, Iowa

Crew Leader (Rail Worker)

Department: Clinton, IA

Location: Clinton, IA


Must be able to successfully complete a physical, drug screen and background check

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Life

  • AD&D

  • Disability

  • Paid Vacation

  • 401K with company match

  • Quarterly bonus program


This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating switch crews in the movement and placement of rail cars in a rail yard.


  • Oversees the work assigned to the crew ensuring that it is completed in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing performance input.

  • Operate electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives.

  • Interpret train orders, signals, and rules and regulations.

  • Transport freight; timely and correct switching and placement of rail cars.

  • Communicates frequently with the yard coordinator reporting the progress of the crew's work.

  • Trains new employees on procedures and policies.

  • Plan and direct movement of rail cars.

  • Coordinate the movements with plant facility personnel to provide required service.

  • Interprets railroad signals, rules and regulations, following safety regulations and switching schedule.

  • Observes track to detect obstructions or defects.

  • Prepares reports to explain accidents, unscheduled stops, or delays.

  • Lubricates moving parts of locomotive.

  • Ability to handle railroad equipment in a safe manner using manually operated brakes.

  • Must wear required personal protective equipment.

  • Other duties as assigned.


The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma (or equivalent) highly preferred but not required.

  • 1+ years supervisory experience preferred.

  • Military experience helpful.

B. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must be extremely dependable and punctual in attendance; must have reliable transportation to work every day.

  • Good communication skills; Must be comfortable engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills.

  • Ability to assess multiple tasks and develop a plan to complete them in a timely manner.

  • Must have the ability to work well with others as part of a team.

C. Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business information, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

D. Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages.

E. Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

F. Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

E. Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This incumbent regularly works in an outdoor environment, in various weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

We are an equal opportunity employer.