Locomotive Engineer Job Description

locomotive engineer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Locomotive Engineer Job Description

A locomotive engineer is an engineer who is responsible for the operation of a locomotive.

Locomotive engineers are qualified to perform locomotive engineering and locomotive maintenance.

They supervise, train, and evaluate locomotive engineers in their train.

They also perform locomotive safety checks.

Locomotive engineers must master the safe, efficient and correct operation of a locomotive.

The engineers must know the locomotive’s mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems.

They also know the locomotive’s controls and signals.

They also know how to use everything that the locomotive has to offer.

Locomotive engineers must know how to trouble shoot any problems that may arise.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Locomotive Engineer to help us move freight and passengers around the country. You’ll be responsible for operating and maintaining our locomotives, as well as keeping our passengers safe and comfortable. If you’re up for the challenge, apply today!

Locomotive Engineer Duties:

  • Maintain a clean driving record, submit required paperwork and pass tests
  • Establish safe, efficient, and profitable locomotive service throughout the entire route
  • Maintain proper ratio of locomotives to freight cars
  • Operate and inspect locomotives according to safety requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with companies involved with the railroad
  • Oversee and ensure proper maintenance of track, switches, bridges, and other railroad structures using approved tools
  • Successfully communicate issues to higher management
  • Oversee other railroad employees

Locomotive Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Drive and supervise locomotives to train railroaders to safely operate locomotives in compliance with federal safety regulations
  • Maintain and repair locomotives
  • Maintain train order book
  • Maintain positive relationships with railroad customers and on-time performance, including customer complaints, and resolving customer complaints
  • Train locomotive operators
  • Maintain locomotive records, including records of required inspections
  • Plan and conduct locomotive safety inspections, including daily inspections
  • Maintain on-hand jobs for assigned locomotives
  • Perform preventive maintenance and overhauls on locomotives
  • Conduct safety inspections of locomotives
  • Maintain locomotives in working order
  • Maintain safe operation of locomotives, including brakes, fuel systems, and electrical systems
  • Maintain records of performance standards

Requirements And Skills:

  • Recent Class A or B license from state of employment or ability to obtain a Class A or B license from state of employment
  • 2+ years proven experience managing rail components, equipment, or trains
  • Knowledge of railroad regulations
  • Knowledge of industry practices

At [company Name], we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages should be given equal opportunity. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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