Railway and Yard Locomotive Engineers

(NOC 7361)
+20.44%
 

Career Description

Railway locomotive engineers transport passengers/freight on railways. They operate communication systems to communicate with train crews/railway traffic controllers to ensure that trains operate safely and meet their schedules.

Yard locomotive engineers switch, couple, and uncouple cars for loading/unloading goods within the yards of railway, industrial, and other organizations.

Duties May Include

Railway locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate locomotives to transport passengers and freight on railways;

Operate communication systems to communicate with train crews and traffic controllers to ensure safe operation and scheduling of trains;

Inspect assigned locomotives and test operating controls and equipment.

Yard locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate locomotives to switch, couple and uncouple cars for loading and unloading;

Perform switching operations according to written switching orders or dispatched instructions;

Inspect locomotives, replenish fuel or perform routine maintenance on locomotives.

Examples of Titles

Railway Engineer
Railway Locomotive Engineer
Switch Engineer
Yard Locomotive Engineer

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Modified on July 10, 2012