Railway and yard locomotive engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7361
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Job Duties for Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Railway locomotive engineers
  • 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
  • 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.

Working Conditions for Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Work is performed outdoors in rail yards and inside the cabins of locomotives. Safety measures are strictly followed to prevent injury from moving vehicles.

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