Locomotive Operator and Switchman staffed to work on CSX locomotive

Locomotive Operator/Switchman


Note: We do not offer or promise full-time employment with either a client railroad or with Hallcon. We do not hire or train people off the street for the rail industry – you must be a fully qualified, FRA certified locomotive engineer, have current licensure, and have a proven positive safety/performance record.

• Non-certified locomotive operations and switching duties.
• Industry operations as needed for large and small plant rail facilities.
• Short-term temporary engagement of your services as an independent contractor.
• Paid travel, meals, and lodging while performing service.
• No long-term employment commitment.
• Reasonable flexibility to accept assignments when you are available and able to be deployed.
• Competitive pay appropriate to your railroad craft.
• No benefits or health insurance applicable for temporary contractor assignments.
• Usually non-RRB assignments and for retired RRB recipients.



• Railroad professional with proven safety and rules compliance record.
• Willing and able to be away-from-home for an extended period of time while deployed on assignments that can range from a few weeks to multiple months.
• Clear background check and no driving-related alcohol or drug related convictions within the last 3 years.
• Company-required alcohol and drug use screening as required by client railroad.
• Willingness and ability to learn new facility operating practices and rules, and work with a variety of people.
• Attitude and aptitude are equally important.

• General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) experience strongly preferred for most positions.
• Attitude and aptitude are equally important.

These positions usually require at least 1 year of recent (within the last 2 years) active experience as a conductor or locomotive engineer with consistent time performing in these roles. Previous experience and knowledge of applicable railroad operating rules vary as required by the client.