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BNSF Railway, Conducter Job Review and Interview

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April 22, 2008
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At BNSF Railway a Conducter is responsible for delivering freight from point A to point B.

BNSF Railway Conducter, in Amarillo, Texas

Conducter Job Description

The conductor and engineer on a train are jointly responsible for moving a train from one location to another. The engineer is responsible for the engines, while the conductor is responsible for the freight. The conductor is also responsible for getting the train across the rail in a timely manner, as well as keeping a log of what occurs during the shift. They also ensure that freight goes to the appropriate customer at the appropriate time.
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BNSF Railway Interview Questions

Sometimes you must be willing to chase work and that is what the interviewers are normally looking for. The willingness to relocate as needed, as well as to work seven days a week.

Salary and Benefits
Salary - BNSF Railway, Conducter is $50/Hourly.
Being a conductor pays about $100,000 a year, without benefits. Of course we get the typical health, vision and dental plan. We have a 401K, but the company doesn't pay anything into it. We don't partake in Social Security because we have our own retirement system, called the Railroad Retirement board. This also means we can't draw social security, unemployment or disability.

Working Conditions
Normal working conditions include being on call, and working (on demand) 24 hours a day seven days a week, in all sorts of weather. Normal shifts can last up to 12 hours (on the clock) but may take longer to get you to final terminal (of which you aren't getting paid - and not working).

Physical Requirements
The ability to lift 75 pounds, as well as perform during various shift work. The work isn't normally strenuous, but it is normally more psychologically demanding than it is physically demanding.

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