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Ryder System Rail Conductor - Night Shift-$28.50/Hour in Golden, Colorado

Position Description

Our team is growing!

Ryder is hiring Rail Conductors in

Golden, CO!

The Conductor coordinates the train movements while switching railcars whether in the yard of a railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate the unloading and loading of railcars in a safe and efficient manner to service our customers. This position is a manual labor position which requires that the individual become proficient in the following skills, duties, and requirements within a prescribed training and introductory period.

About the position:

  • Consistent pay: $28.50 + $1.50 (Shift Premium)

  • Schedule: To Be Determined, needs to be able to work nights.

  • Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail

  • Team player

  • Must be VERY safety-oriented

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Motivated & Dependable

  • Previous rail expereince preferred, not required

  • Other requirements:Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug test

About the position - Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Reading & interpreting switching orders

  • Train inspections

  • Maintaining records of rail cars

  • Heavy communication with crew/yard workers

  • Additional duties as assigned

Apply Now!

Paid Time Off provided for COVID vaccination appointments!

Text "Golden" to Kayci at706-584-3363 for more info!

Ryder values our Employees and their Referrals.

Receive a$1,500 Referral Bonusfor every referral who is hired.

Why Ryder?

  • Strong Safety culture, including safe and reliable equipment, paid training

  • Stability and growth opportunities

  • Weekly pay, direct deposit is available!

  • Comprehensive benefit package - Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, 401k & Stock Purchase Plan. Benefits start 30 days after hire!

  • PTO accrual starts on day one

  • Employee Discounts that save you money on Tools, Cars, Hotels, Electronics/Appliances, Cell Phones, Travel, and much more

  • Forbes’ 2021 list of the “America's Best Employers for Diversity” and "America's Best Employers for Veterans"

The hourly rate for this position is $26.00an hour with a shift differential of $1.50.

In accordance with collective bargaining agreements and/or as business conditions allow, pay may be supplemented with a Shift differential.

Ryder offers comprehensive health and welfare benefits, to include medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance and disability insurance options, as well as paid time off for vacation, illness, bereavement, family and parental leave, and a tax-advantaged 401(k) retirement savings plan.



  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance

  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule

  • Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math

  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment

  • Class E - standard driver's license for personal vehicles

  • Safety Sensitive Position, Non-Regulated Tech


  • Complete on the job training and assessment

  • Reads switching orders from designated person

  • Assists the engineer with sending radio and hand signals in yard or in the cab

  • Reads and interprets signals, shift turnovers, and railroad rules and regulations to assist with engineer operating the locomotive, following safety rules and regulations and time schedule

  • Talks to crew or other yard workers via radio to give or receive switching information

  • Confers with train dispatcher via radio to issue or receive information or instructions concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains

  • Throws switches or performs other activities involved when performing switching operations

  • Turns hand brake wheel or ratchet type brake and tie handbrakes

  • Observes track to detect obstructions

  • Inspects locomotive after run to detect damaged or defective equipment

  • Maintains records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched

  • May coordinate activities of switching crew from locomotive cab

  • Raises coupling lever to couple or uncouple cars

  • Throws track switches to facilitate shunting of cars and signals Engineer to move cars, using lantern, arm signals or radio

  • Climbs ladder to side of car, rides side of car, and turns hand wheel to set brakes or to control the speed of the car when it has been shunted

  • Connects air hose to cars when making up trains by bending and applying force

  • May walk along cars and check between them to inspect couplings, air hoses

  • Sits or rides in cab of locomotive to observe signals from other crew members

  • May make minor repairs to couplings, or air hoses, and report any equipment requiring major repairs

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Locations US-CO-Golden

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/8/2022 3:31 PM)

Requisition 2022-131067

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular-Full time

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 1001276