Transit Systems 2018-04-17 2018-05-03

Train Operators

Company: Denver Transit Operators View more listings
Location: Denver, Colorado
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 102567

Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held company that has a 29-year contract with RTD to operate and maintain the new commuter rail system within the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have opportunities to hire Train Operators and are seeking committed individuals who can successfully complete our 2-month training program to earn the Federal licensure to operate our commuter trains. This includes passing various written exams and a skills performance test. Recertification is required every 3 years.

This is a full-time position and with a starting hourly rate of $17.00. DTO provides competitive health benefits, a 401k plan, holiday and vacation time off and RTD transportation pass. Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, a valid and clean driver’s license and be at least 21 years of age.

As a Train Operator, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Operating commuter trains and yard services in accordance with Federal regulations and company rules & instructions

  • Performing pre-trip inspections and tests to meet pre-departure standards

  • Ensuring trains are on time to avoid passenger delays

  • Monitoring track conditions, signals, displays, radio and intercom communications

  • Making train announcements regarding station arrivals or delays, including responding to any emergencies, assisting with the evacuation of passengers during emergencies

  • Coordinate closely with train staff and security personnel to ensure the safety of all train users

  • Complete reports and documentation as required, as well as, all other duties as assigned

Other qualifications include:
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical written material and technical drawings

  • Ability to accurately perform multiple and sometimes unrelated tasks at the same or within a very short period of time

  • Ability to accurately receive and process complex multiple-step, detailed information that is communicated verbally

  • Ability to memorize large quantities of information that are used in daily decision making to operate trains

  • Providing a motor vehicle driving record void of any convictions or state action canceling, revoking, suspending or denying a driver’s license for operating a motor vehicle

  • Passing a DOT physical examination, physical abilities assessment, hearing & vision test, pre-background, drug and alcohol screening

  • Ability to work any shift, holidays or weekends as needed

If you are an individual who can work in teams, knows how to communicate with a diverse workforce and is adaptable in working with a startup and growing organization, then please apply at

Applicants who are authorized to work in the US will only be considered for this position. DTO is an equal opportunity employer.

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