Shunting crew member – get SBB moving.
As soon as you start your job you make a great contribution to providing a punctual service for customers. Here you can find a flexible environment with many opportunities and a variety of duties.
Shunting crew member, father of two boys and football fan.
The following entry options are open to you in the area of shunting.
Shunting crew member.
As a shunting crew member, you are responsible for accepting a train, including splitting it and delivering the wagons to the customer. Releasing the brakes, disconnecting couplings, shunting coaches, preparing trains for departure and performing technical inspections of trains are some of the countless duties that make your day rich in variety. Alongside other professional categories, you guarantee the punctual, safe formation of trains and are therefore a valuable part of SBB.
As a shunting specialist, you plan and manage complex shunting operations, form and dismantle trains and prepare them for their journey. You are also responsible for the technical train inspection and for checking the wagon load. Together with the locomotive crew, you carry out the brake tests on the trains. You are responsible for the correct delivery and collection of the wagons from the customer and are in direct contact with them.
Shunting Engine Driver.
As a shunting engine driver, you carry out complex shunting manoeuvres and drive various traction units from one place to another in the marshalling yard at a maximum speed of 40 km/h. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives and freight wagons and testing and assessing vehicles for their technical operational suitability are your responsibilities day-to-day. In the event of damage, you take stock of the situation and determine the causes of the damage. Through this varied position with a high degree of responsibility, you help to ensure smooth and punctual operations in the marshalling yard.
Take individual responsibility.
You have a high level of individual responsibility. Despite a high degree of independence, you also need team spirit. You are often in contact with your colleagues via radio or telephone and are therefore an integral part of a team. Through your work, you are part of something bigger. With the help of our complex delivery system, you get the wagons to their destination safely and on time.
You don’t mind working in all four seasons and enjoy working outdoors in the wind and weather. And the hard physical work that the profession involves doesn’t bother you. In your daily work, you operate a tablet, among other things. Dealing with modern work equipment is no problem for you.
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