Yardmaster Responsibilities and Duties

Plan effective use of all tracks in rail yard.

Manage work under pressure environment effectively.

Monitor all events in rail yards and initiate prompt and necessary action.

Perform outdoor work at all times including extreme weather conditions.

Supervise efficient work by yard workers and conductors.

Assist trains to reach yard and operate various yard track switches to achieve same.

Monitor all release of train order and inspect cars before and after dispatch.

Supervise work of train crew and staff and ensure satisfaction.

Monitor freight movement and prepare status updates.

Administer content of all railroad cars and ensure compliance to laws and regulations.

Manage and ensure smooth movement of trains.

Coordinate with workers and perform various railroad yard activities.

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