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MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby Gerbasim » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi guys, just wanted to know a little more about the asst conductors test. Im confirmed to take it august 21 in north white plains. Any tips or help would be great, THANKS!!!
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby juanbo4life » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:38 pm

i want to know about the asistant conductor test, so i can study?
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:59 pm

They'll probably test you on things you need to know to be an Assistant Conductor.

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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby Swedish Meatball » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:21 pm

The test used to consist of basic math, mechanicical abilities and a psychological test. You really cant study for it. Your credit history and interview will be important as well. Dont go to interview wearing jeans and a T shirt. iIf they ask you are you willing to work weekends and holidays you better say, that you will work any hours at anytime.
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby RearOfSignal » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:13 pm

Otto Vondrak wrote:They'll probably test you on things you need to know to be an Assistant Conductor.

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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby changed » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:13 am

What is a asst conductor?


interview advice.. when you go in there they will show you a couple boring videos pay attetion and at least act interested in them. Act interested in everything they say! Was talking to 2 trainmasters last night that go to some of the hiring sessions in my area and they made those comments that some people set there doodle on paper or daydream during the videos. They said they will not hire them!!
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby RearOfSignal » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:44 am

changed wrote:What is a asst conductor?


A Trainman or Brakeman. It was taught that those terms were sexist by referring only to 'men'. Apparently the title Asst Conductor is politically correct, or so they say.
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby changed » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:50 am

I kinda figured it was a breakman!! I didn't think the railroads hired people on as breakman anymore though they was all hired as conductors and used as breakman when needed
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby Gerbasim » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:23 am

Swedish Meatball wrote:The test used to consist of basic math, mechanicical abilities and a psychological test. You really cant study for it. Your credit history and interview will be important as well. Dont go to interview wearing jeans and a T shirt. iIf they ask you are you willing to work weekends and holidays you better say, that you will work any hours at anytime.


oh ok no problem, im really good at all stuff!!! If i cant wear jeans or anything like that should I wear dresss pants and a collared shirt than???
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby Gerbasim » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:27 am

lol will they be interviewing me on the day of the test or will they call me back if I pass the test??? I know for the interview I am not going to where jeans and a t-shirt but for the test I am going to look presentable though....
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby thebigc » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:13 pm

Can anyone out there give me a clue as to which carrier we're discussing here in this thread?

And to whomever the mod was that moved it here: next time, could you provide the carrier and possibly edit the title as such? The last thing we need in the Employment forum is yet another generic thread title.

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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby RearOfSignal » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:10 pm

This was moved from the Metro-North forum... thread title clarification Otto?

Gerbasim wrote:lol will they be interviewing me on the day of the test or will they call me back if I pass the test??? I know for the interview I am not going to where jeans and a t-shirt but for the test I am going to look presentable though....


Collared/buttoned shirt and slacks will be fine. The interview will not be on the day of the test. You'll only get an interview if you pass the tests and the background check. The interview and physical abilities test will be together on a later date.
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby Swedish Meatball » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:04 pm

If I were to be interviewed I would wear a tie as well. The winter uniform requires you to wear one. If you are a lady you should wear either a business suit or dress. The job of an AC requires you to act as a professional so you should look the part. One question they always ask is why do you want to work for the railroad. You should answer in the first person. You should not reply that your father or friend says the job is good or something along those lines.
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Re: Asst Conductor test

Postby thebigc » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:28 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:This was moved from the Metro-North forum... thread title clarification Otto?



I'll take care of that, which is why I was inquiring.
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Re: Metro North Asst. Conductor Test

Postby Gerbasim » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:15 pm

Thanx for your help guys!!! I really appreciate it and wish me luck :)
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