Braker-Switcher Job in Southport, North Carolina – Department of the Army



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Braker-Switcher – Southport, North Carolina
U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Department of the Army
Job ID: 61344
Start Date: 03/06/2019
End Date: 03/18/2019

Qualification Summary
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian Employees, Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan, Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant, Reinstatement, and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Braker-Switcher without more than normal supervision. Ability to work with railroad tracks; pick up and set out points for locomotives. Assist with checking railroad track switches. Assist with using railroad signals to alert crew members. Assist with the pick up of train cars. Check railroad tracks for obstructions. – Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)Operation of Motor VehiclesReliability and dependability as a Braker-SwitcherWork Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order) PHYSICAL EFFORT: Must use physical agility and effort in pushing, pulling, lifting, positioning and turning various braking, switching, and coupling devices; moving and lifting arms and devices to give signals; walking over rails and ties and running to perform tasks. Must be able to climb aboard locomotives and train cars, sometimes while they are moving or have slippery steps, rungs, and grab irons. Required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds and put forth similar effort in pushing and removing obstacles from the railway. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works under many adverse conditions in both good and bad weather. Frequently exposed to loud noise, fumes and odors. Exposed to possible injuries from accidents. May wear protective clothing, such as safety shoes and gloves. Any unusual environmental working conditions that may arise will be compensated for under an appropriate category of the environmental pay regulation.

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