Locomotive Firers

Locomotive Firers

Monitor locomotive instruments and watch for dragging equipment, obstacles on rights-of-way, and train signals during run. Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Integrity * Independence * Self Control * Persistence * Initiative * Cooperation

Representative Tasks * Observe train signals along routes and verify their meanings for engineers. * Monitor trains as they go around curves to detect dragging equipment and smoking journal boxes. * Observe tracks from left sides of locomotives to detect obstructions on tracks.


Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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