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Sandro Pivetta

Engine driver for work trains and ice hockey coach who spends his free time in the great outdoors and enjoys fishing.

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Engine driver for work trains: build great things.

As an engine driver for work trains, you make a significant contribution to ensuring the renewal of train paths (tracks, ballast etc.). In addition to performing different shunting manoeuvres, you drive trains at speeds of up to 100km/h. You also undertake important tasks in the station throat. You are constantly on the move and yet you always work in a team, which promises a varied working day.

If passengers can’t spot a trace of our night-time operations the next morning, then we know we’ve done a good job.

Roman Carollo

Engine driver for work trains and bookworm who most enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Take responsibility.

Your high levels of independence help you supply rail construction sites with construction materials at exactly the right time. By doing so, you are guaranteeing logistics across the region. This involves you drawing up, applying for and ordering train paths. You also check the delivery of materials. You act as an important link for supplying and shunting materials. You produce reports or instruct the allocated staff.

Enjoy variety.

As one of our engine drivers for work trains, you are also deployed as a construction site worker. Your manual skill are called upon both on the train and on the construction site. The constantly changing make-up of the teams, your regional area and on-call duty all create an exciting day-to-day working life. You will experience great variety, driving a range of heavy trains, types of locomotives or other compositions. What’s more, you will appreciate working in close cooperation with shunting attendants, safety managers and site managers. You will also have fun getting to know the network map and using our state-of-the-art IT resources.

Ensure safety.

You are extremely conscientious about the securing of loads, compliance with loading inspections and brake safety. You comply with the statutory requirements even when shunting wagons over long distances. You constantly keep an eye on the functioning of the vehicle and its accessories. As an engine driver for work trains, you have a high level of responsibility for the operational safety of freight wagons. Monitoring dangerous goods and checking occupational safety also forms part of your duties.

Cargo engine driver - Freight transport in Switzerland.

In addition to working as locomotive crew on engineering trains, there’s also the opportunity to keep Switzerland moving as a cargo engine driver. As an active member of staff on the locomotive, in the station throat and in production, you can expect interesting and varied work which offers challenges time and time again.

We recommend that you attend a fact-finding event. You will get an insight into the working day of a Cargo engine driver as well as information about training, the requirements and the application procedure. 

29. October 2019, 6.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. in Zurich (in German)

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