Define routes, manage traffic in real time on the rail network: you are responsible for the smooth running of our trains throughout France.

Missions

On a daily basis, it is you who carry out the safety operations relating to the departure and the good circulation of the trains.
When handling signals and switches, you not only ensure the regularity of trains but also the safety of rolling stock, passengers and employees working on the tracks.

30,000

This is the number of km of railway lines operated

Daily

context

You exercise your profession in a railway switch post.

Team work

  • Switch post
  • Rail switchman
  • Train driver
  • Works supervisor

Schedule

Your schedules are aligned with those of the trains. You sometimes work at night (in 3 × 8), on weekends and on public holidays.

DID YOU KNOW ?
Working in staggered hours allows you to better manage your rhythms of life.

Skills

Profile

    Desired experiences in the transport and security professions
    Beginner profile accepted: BEP / CAP / BAC level

    As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed at the SNCF training center to learn your trade.
    During your professional career you have access to training courses to improve your knowledge and develop towards more responsibilities.

    To carry out your missions, the B permit is desired.

    All our jobs are open to people with disabilities.

Desired skills and qualities

  • Autonomous
  • Taking initiative
  • Methodical
  • Rigorous
  • Calmed down
  • Applied

Learn your trade with us

Training for taking up a position

As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed at the SNCF training center to learn your trade. After successful completion of your training, TITLE IV: Rail traffic operator will be issued to you.
Thereafter, you will access training courses to improve your knowledge and progress towards more responsibilities.

Join the SNCF Trades School to prepare for this profession by integrating one of our work-study training programs.

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