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Republic Services Conductor in San Francisco, California

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Railyard Conductor is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of railcars in and around the railyard. The Railyard Conductor also performs routine inspection, repair, and maintenance of locomotives, railcars, and railroad tracks through the use of various hand tools and heavy machinery. The Railyard Conductor is required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, reflective vests, safety boots, hearing protection and gloves where the Company requires.


  • Perform Brakeman, Conductor or Engineer duties in a railyard with exposure to loud noise, dust, irritants, fumes, fuel odor, uneven ground, and other outdoor weather conditions.

  • Collaborate with facility personnel on coordinating railcar movements

  • Assist with lining switches, coupling/uncoupling railcars, connecting/disconnecting air hoses, applying/release handbrakes.

  • Inspect locomotives before each tour of duty.

  • Perform periodic locomotive maintenance, including adding/changing engine oil, sand and water, lubricating bearings, inspecting/replacing worn electric motor brushes within locomotive, changing filters, etc.

  • Inspect railcars for mechanical defects, record findings, and estimate repair costs, or perform basic repairs. i.e. fixing safety appliances, changing brake shoes or air hoses etc.

  • Perform track repair/maintenance work, including replacing ties, rails, bolts, spikes, and ballast.

  • Operate various heavy machinery, including locomotives, trackmobile, backhoe, excavator, skidsteer, forklifts, etc.

  • Prepare accurate reports as required by the Company, FRA, and other railroad governing agencies.

  • Update rules and manuals to assure continuous compliance with all federal regulations.

  • Attend rules and safety classes and ensure all rules are followed at all times.

  • Observe all safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with equipment such as tampers, regulators, torches, hammers, jacks, and other mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools. Welding experience.Fitting and fabrication experience. Existing knowledge of federal and state regulations as they relate to the railroad industry.

  • Basic Microsoft Office skills.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations.


  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Ability to fulfill requirements for obtaining and maintaining a conductor and engineer certification.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Effective Date: May 2019

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.