Ashland Railway Inc.
As Dispatcher I was responsible to set priorities, as required, to complete the following duties daily:
·Completion of Train Movement Record including data to:
oRecord Train movements by Date; Warrant in effect, Engine number or Roadway worker, Direction of train by station, time the Warrant is in effect and the time the Warrant is canceled.
oReport Main Line Switch Alignment; Location, Permission Granted To, Time Open, Time Restored, Reported and any Comments necessary.
oFill in the Engineer, Conductor and Switchman on Duty.The Job Symbol, Engine Consist, On Duty time, Off Duty time and Total Crew Hours.
·Responsible for Making Track Warrants for crews or Roadway workers beyond the yard board.
·Communicating with crews and Roadway workers by Radio and phone.
·Printing out Switch list and the necessary paperwork for each crew that comes on duty.
·Efficient and safe movement of trains.
·Keeping track of what work each train crew has to do and where each train crew is located.
·Controlling the traffic in the yard by letting the crews or M.O.W know what tracks are empty, where they can put their cars and where they can work.
·Completing HAZMAT waybills and providing them to the necessary train crews.
·Entering inbound and outbound cars on the journal and e-mailing and faxing it to the appropriate people.
·Maintaining movements off of the Conductor sheets or any necessary movements on TMS Rail Connect system.
·Receiving and dispensing information.The very essence of the dispatcher position is to be the center of the flow of information for customers, Train Crews, MOE, MOW personnel, and Ashland Railway Management.The tools I use for this information flow are the telephone, fax, radio, computer, and face- to- face contact.The information you handle is important enough that there are many methods of maintaining its accuracy, from paper forms and copies to computerized spreadsheets.
·Making notification to customers as necessary.