Engineer Switchman

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Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: New Braunfels, TX, US, 78132

Company: CEMEX

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off,  employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at

Job Summary

A train sevice employee responsible for the safe and efficient switching of railcars and assisting with train operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct the movement of rail cars and train movements
  • Receives, relays, or acts upon oral, written or radio instructions indicating the switch movement, placement or delivery of railroad cars and/or trains
  • Observe, interpret and relay arm, lantern or radio signals affecting movement of the train
  • Operate track switches to change the direction of the engine or cars within yard limits
  • Set or release hand brakes to switch or perform other duties
  • Inspect the condition of the train, track and equipment in movement and while stationary
  • Able to ride on the ladder side of a rail car for an extended period of time
  • Complete minor repairs to locomotives including all preventative maintenance
  • Clean and lock cars as needed
  • Read and understand the rulebook, timetables, GCORE, bulletins, train orders, waybills, placards, safety instructions, standard work and other written or printed material
  • Prepare required daily reports to include but not limited to, turn over sheets, locomotive inspections and daily reports
  • Prepare billing and other communications to the UPRR and internal customers
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor


  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • High school diploma preferred
  • Must have excellent mechanical aptitude
  • High School Diploma or GED.  College / Trade education a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-Motivated due to minimal staffing on the site
  • Computer skills are a plus

Working Conditions

  • Continuous exposure to extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme noise, and working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must wear personal protective equipment while at the location  

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently.
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors.

Legal Notices

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.


CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.


CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.


Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.


CEMEX offers both competitive pay and benefits. Benefits applicable to this position may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay, as well as a comprehensive wellness program to help keep employees and their families healthy and well. You can learn more about CEMEX Benefits by visiting the CEMEX USA Benefits and Well-Being page. (

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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