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Andreas Bitzi

Cargo engine driver, loves the peace of nature.

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Cargo engine driver: On the move for Switzerland.

You are independent, conscientious, flexible and have a hands-on approach. As a Cargo engine driver, you transport goods all over Switzerland, making an important contribution to the economy.

Irregular working times and a high level of independence in the work – I value my freedom.

Christian Klaas

Cargo engine driver, travelling journeyman and skier.

On the move regionally.

Our Cargo engine drivers (Category B100) operate in the marshalling yard and transport goods regionally at a maximum speed of 100km/h. You adjust your driving behaviour to suit the wide variety of loads. Challenges posed by the weather ensure your working day is full of variety. 

On the move throughout Switzerland.

As a Cargo engine driver (Category B), the range of goods is as unlimited as your speed. You travel throughout Switzerland and bear great responsibility. Thanks to the beautiful Swiss scenery, your journey is never dull.

Daily life with variety.

A paperless cab does not mean pure app operation. A hands-on approach and thinking independently are of utmost importance. You inspect, couple and secure locomotives. You are also responsible for the brake tests for the freight trains. At the destination, you are personally responsible for removing the train from service and shunting. If no shunting specialist is on site, you manoeuvre the composition of multiple units by radio remote control. You perform this task in some instances with centimetre precision. Although you drive the train independently, you are part of a team.

Have you always wanted to be in charge of over 10,000 horsepower at work? Then you’ve come to the right place with us. Changes to your timetable or your working time are part of your daily life. 

Starting your career.

Several training courses begin every year in different locations in Switzerland.

The next training courses begin on:

  • 01.02.2022 (German) – Apply nowLink opens in new window.
  • 01.03.2022 (French)
  • 01.05.2022 (German)
  • 01.06.2022 (German & French)
  • 01.08.2022 (German)
  • 01.09.2022 (German & French)
  • 01.10.2022 (German)
  • 01.11.2022 (French)
  • 01.12.2022 (German)

Theoretical training in German takes place in Olten or Zurich Altstetten. Practical experience during and after your training by arrangement. 

Theoretical training in French takes place in Lausanne. Practical experience during and after your training takes place in Geneva, Yverdon, Denges, St Maurice, Sion or Biel. 

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

Information events.

Click on one of the dates below to register for an event. After filling out the registration form, you will receive a booking confirmation by e-mail.

1st December 2021, 18h00 - 19h30 via Microsoft Teams (German)

Register for 1st December 2021 Link opens in new window.

Recorded information event.

No time? Event fully booked? No problem. By following the link below, you can register to receive a recording of the fact-finding event by e-mail. Watch the event whenever and wherever suits you best.

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