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Progress Rail Services Corp. Switchman in Parsons, Kansas

Auto req ID: 4995BR
Posting Title: Switchman
Job Category: Hourly/Production
City: Parsons
State: Kansas
Alternative Work Location: Amarillo, TX

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

To assist and guide the Locomotive Operator in moving railcars throughout the facility.

Key Job Elements

• Walking long distances;

• Working in outside ambient temperatures;

• Safe operation of ATV;

• Communicate effectively via two way radio;

• Give directions clearly and effectively.

Education / Training

• High School diploma or equivalent.

Qualifications and Experience

• Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions including sleet, rain and snow as well as extreme heat and cold;

• Previous experience of ATV operation required;

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel a plus;

• Must have strong communication skills.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities