When you hear “All aboard…last call for New York” in a train station, you can be sure it’s from the Train Yardmaster or train conductor doing his duty as the train pulls out of the terminal. The Yardmaster is responsible for coordinating the train crew schedules to ensure they arrive for the scheduled train service. While their work is mostly centered on the central train yard, hence the name, the yardmaster can also act as train conductor in certain travels.
Train Conductor/Yardmaster CV Format
Steve R. Coleman
S. State St., Chicago, Illinois
Phone: (312) 332-6576
To be part of a crew of Train Yardmasters working for a metropolitan rail network
2005 – Present: Train Conductor/Yardmaster, Union Pacific Railroad, Chicago
- Coordinate with rail and locomotive engineers, train traffic controllers and rail radio operators the train schedule and other operational instructions
- Notify train crew members and passengers on changes in rain movement using hand signals, 2-wayradios, bull horns, light signals and cellphones.
- Observe work shift hours ensure maximized productivity.
- Inspect locomotive engines to ensure consistent serviceability.
Skills and Qualification
- Excellent organizational, multitasking and comprehension skills
- Above average ability to make quick decisions under extreme work pressure
- Above average communication, social and interpersonal skills.
Cited by the rail management for perfect attendance in the years 2006 to 2008 and exceptional customer service performance as gathered from passenger feedback
1999 – 2002: Apprenticeship in the Chicago Rail Systems
1996 – 1999: High School Diploma, Chicago Municipal High school
Professional and Character References
To be furnished upon request