Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Self Control * Integrity * Cooperation * Independence * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Analytical Thinking * Social Orientation

Representative Tasks * Confer with conductors and other workers via radiotelephones or computers to exchange switching information. * Drive engines within railroad yards or other establishments to couple, uncouple, or switch railroad cars. * Signal crew members for movement of engines or trains, using lanterns, hand signals, radios, or telephones.


Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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