Locomotive Engineers

Locomotive Engineers

Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Self Control * Integrity * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Concern for Others * Initiative * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Interpret train orders, signals, or railroad rules and regulations that govern the operation of locomotives. * Monitor gauges or meters that measure speed, amperage, battery charge, or air pressure in brake lines or in main reservoirs. * Receive starting signals from conductors and use controls such as throttles or air brakes to drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas turbine-electric locomotives.


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Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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