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Union Railroad Company – Train Service

Location: Duquesne, PA

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

The Train Service job is an entry level transportation position of Transtar’s Union Railroad Company located in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. As part of the transportation department, you will perform duties that include the operation of locomotives moving raw materials, finished products.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate via radio transmitter with crew members and workers in the Yard Office regarding rail transportation work to be performed.
  • Observe hand and radio signals in the yard in accordance with railroad rules and regulations.
  • Operate track switches as needed.
  • Perform procedures required to couple/uncouple rail cars.
  • Push/pull drawhead into place to align for railcar coupling.
  • Apply hand brakes on rail cars not in active use.
  • Maintain cleanliness of locomotive cab.
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions and walk extended distances over uneven terrain.


  • A minimum of one year outdoor work experience is required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Full time position, working any shift, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
  • Adherence to safety procedures/guidelines at all times. Safety is our core value which requires you to wear safety protection such as hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection,
  • protective clothing, and boots with metatarsal protection.
  • The position requires punctuality, consistent attendance, self-direction and work collaboratively in a team environment for the success of the operations.
  • Must pass assessment test(s).

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