Top Locomotive Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Locomotive Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Locomotive Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.6% of Locomotive Engineer resumes contained Applicable Safety Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Locomotive Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Locomotive Engineer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Applicable Safety Procedures

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Here's how Applicable Safety Procedures is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Responded to emergency situations such as breakdowns by following applicable safety procedures and rules.
  • Responded to emergency conditions by following applicable safety procedures and rules.
  • Respond to emergency conditions using applicable safety procedures and regulations.
  • Responded to emergency conditions or breakdowns, following all applicable safety procedures and rules.

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2. Yard Service

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Here's how Yard Service is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Experienced in helper, road, local, and yard service, worked injury and incident free
  • Secure train at completion of trip and/or while in yard service.
  • Operated locomotives and trains safely and efficiently in yard service.
  • Operate Engines and Trains in Yard Service and Train Service
  • Operated trains on the main line and yard service.
  • Experienced in road, local, and yard service
  • operated locomotives in road and yard service3 years Sectionman; performed track maintenance

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3. FRA

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Here's how FRA is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Company certified Locomotive Engineer and Conductor according to FRA rules and regulations.
  • Followed FRA guidelines for safe and proper operation of locomotives
  • Inspect, identify, and correct or report any defects on locomotives to ensure compliance with FRA daily inspection reports.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set by PRO (Pinnacle Rail Operations), Union Pacific and FRA.
  • Completed Locomotive Engineer training in order to perform all aspects of working as a Locomotive Engineer per DOT/FRA requirements.
  • Implement the numerous rail carrier(s) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) mandated rules and regulations.
  • Apply all rules from FRA, DOT, HZMAT and the railroad training and testing for locomotive engineer.
  • Perform and coordinate testing for the Crash/Blast Program for the FRA, TSA, and other rail companies.
  • Performed testing, check rides, and performance reviews of all Engineers in accordance with FRA regulations.
  • Operated locomotives and moved trains in accordance with all operating and safety rules and FRA guidelines.
  • Completed training through the company safety initiatives and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations.
  • Qualified and Certified under the FRA Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 and Part 240.
  • Work with Homeland Security and FRA to insure compliance with the law and public safety.
  • Performed daily safety briefings and adhered to strict safety protocol as mandated by the FRA.
  • Monitored FRA regulations, extensive radio and equipment operation, as well as traffic planning.
  • Inspected locomotive for operational readiness by making FRA and Company required checks and tests.
  • Adhered to FRA regulations both within yard limits and all maintain line trains movements.
  • Required by the FRA to be certified and re-certified every two to three years.
  • Learned FRA and New Jersey Transit rules and procedures for operating locomotives.
  • Operate Locomotive in a timely and safe manner per FRA Regulations.

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4. Train Orders

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Here's how Train Orders is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed/Interpreted train orders, signals, and operating rules/regulations for fuel efficient cargo transport.
  • Interpreted train orders, train signals, railroad rules and regulations, following safety regulations and time schedule.
  • Interpreted train orders, signals or railroad rules and regulations that govern the operation of locomotives.
  • Read, understand, and comply with bulletin orders, train orders, and general orders.
  • Operate train locomotives according to railroad regulations, train orders, and signals across all terrains.
  • Ensured all train orders, signals, railroad rules, and regulations were complied accordingly.
  • Receive train orders and explain orders to brakemen, locomotive engineer and other crew members.
  • Interpreted train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.
  • Interpret train orders, track bulletins, signals, railroad rules and regulations.
  • Recorded and reported train orders, track warrants, and shipping manifests.
  • Interpret train orders as well as communicate with crew and dispatchers.
  • Interpret train orders, signals and operating rules and regulations.
  • Interpreted train orders, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations in order to operate locomotive.
  • Interpreted train orders, signals and railroad rule and regulations to safety transport freight and passengers.
  • review regulations and train orders brief about job duties ahead and plan out.
  • Receive train orders and explain orders to Brakemen/Switchman and other crew members.
  • Interpret train orders, train signals and railroad rules and regulations to transport freight trains in a safe manner.
  • Interpret train orders, signals, orrailroad ., diesel-electric, steam, orgasturbine-electriclocomotives.

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5. Rail Cars

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Here's how Rail Cars is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Perform safety inspection brake tests for locomotives and rail cars utilizing specialized telemetry devices.
  • Inspect all rail cars to ensure safe handling of equipment to mitigate damage and harm to the public.
  • Move raw materials and finished product by way of rail cars in the servicing of LTV Steel Mill.
  • Trained all new employees on how to operate locomotives and switch rail cars and work safely.
  • Maintained records such as location, time and number of rail cars spotted or released.
  • Facilitate the safe movement of rail cars in yard environment for rail testing and setup.
  • Perform coupling and uncoupling of various rail cars and hot metal bottle cars.
  • Switched out rail cars to different tracks in railroad yards and industrial spurs.
  • Worked as a conductor switching out rail cars and setting up industries.
  • Operated an overhead crane and forklift unloading and loading rail cars.
  • Applied hand brakes on rail cars not in active use.
  • Inspected rail cars to ensure they are safe for transport.
  • Switch rail cars inside plant to be loaded and unloaded.
  • Move rail cars to furnace tracks per scrap layout.
  • Performed federal regulated tests and inspections of rail cars.
  • Ground man operation coupling and uncoupling rail cars.
  • Switch rail cars and deliver cars to customers
  • Serviced four contractors with all rail cars.
  • Coupled and uncoupled rail cars.
  • Classified rail cars in yard.

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6. Freight Trains

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Here's how Freight Trains is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operate freight trains in mountainous territory and occasionally operated in passenger service.
  • Train engineers and operators Workers in railroad occupations ensure that passenger and freight trains run on time and travel safely.
  • Operated through-freight and way-freight trains, in full compliance with operating rules, state/local regulations, and interstate laws.
  • Operate freight trains, monitor speed, air pressure and other mechanics of the train while en route.
  • Operate coal trains, freight trains and passenger trains in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operated Locomotive freight trains from Kansas City, Mo to Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Operate freight trains in both switching and in mainline service throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • Operated freight trains on signaled territory from Saginaw to Flint on former CSX track.
  • Operated large freight trains to different and/or planned routes for major railway company.
  • Build and break up freight trains, deliver and pick up freight cars.
  • Inspected freight trains and communicated any issues to the Yardmaster or management.
  • Maintain proper speed and train handling to start and stop freight trains.
  • Conducted inspections and maintained air hydraulic breaking systems on freight trains.
  • Assembled and disassembled outbound freight trains as per dispatchers instructions.
  • Operate locomotive to move freight trains from location to location.
  • Operate freight trains in a safe and timely manner.
  • Operate locomotives hauling freight trains.
  • started has a freight conductor took the promotion to engineer operate freight trains
  • Engineered freight trains between Monahans, TX And Hobbs, NM
  • operate freight trains from Boone, Ia.

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7. Conductors

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Here's how Conductors is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Verify conductors copy of verbal track authority.
  • Communicate with dispatchers and conductors over radios to gain knowledge and information, used a variety of controls to operate train.
  • Confer with conductors or traffic control center personnel to issue or receive information concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Read switching instructions and daily car schedules to determine work to be performed, or receive orders from yard conductors.
  • Work alongside conductors and other railroad employees to keep the train and its contents safe.
  • Work closely with conductors and dispatch to haul freight through different types of territory.
  • Provided field training to 25 conductors, allowing them to advance to engineer.
  • Communicate with conductors and dispatchers concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Trained 100+ new conductors and engineers in operating policies, practices and safety
  • Crew management of engineers and conductors hours of service daily.
  • Obtain and maintain locomotive engineer/conductors license and relatedduties.
  • Confer with conductors or dispatcher via radio to issue or receive information concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Receive starting signals from conductors, then move controls such as throttles and air brakes to operate locomotives.
  • Communicated and coordinated continually with yardmasters, trainmasters, dispatchers, conductors, and brakemen.

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8. Transport Freight

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Here's how Transport Freight is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operated diesel-electric locomotives to safely transport freight between stations while ensuring on time delivery and public safety.
  • Transport freight in a safe and efficient manner according to company guidelines and federal railroad administration guidelines.
  • Drive electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport freight.
  • Operated diesel-electric locomotives to transport freight.
  • Transport freight via railway from Battle Creek to city of destination.
  • Understand and adhere to federal regulations to transport freight safely.
  • Operate locomotives to transport freight or passengers between stations.
  • Responsibilities*Operated various types of diesel, electric locomotivesto transport freight between stations.
  • Interpret work orders and general trackbulletins that govern operations on Union Pacific to safely and efficiently transport freight.

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9. Air Pressure

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Here's how Air Pressure is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Watch and operate instruments that measure air pressure, speed and battery power, and work the train's controls.
  • Watch instruments related to essential train functions, such as air pressure, speed and battery power.
  • Monitor gauges, meters that measure speed, amperage, battery charge, and air pressure.
  • Monitored gauges measuring speed, amperage, air pressure.
  • Monitored gauges measuring speed, amperage, battery charge, air pressure.
  • Monitored gauges that measure speed, amperage, battery charge, or air pressure in brakelines or in main reservoirs.

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10. Safe Operation

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Here's how Safe Operation is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Perform daily inspections of engines, ensuring safe operational condition and compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration requirements.
  • Preform daily safety inspection of locomotive to ensure safe operations according to FRA and company policy.
  • Trained fellow employees in the safe operation of trains, and the proper use of portable hazardous gas meters.
  • Work as a team to ensure safe operation of equipment and co-workers.
  • Trained new hires in the safe operation of RCL locomotives.
  • Work with other contractors for safe operations.
  • Conducted the safe operation of passenger trains over many different territories.

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11. Train Crews

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Here's how Train Crews is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Assist and inform the train crews of all train orders, railroad rules and regulations so they could be complied with.
  • Conducted efficiency tests for rules compliance on train crews, assisted with locomotive event recorder downloads for accident and derailment investigations.
  • Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches and make minor repairs to cars.
  • Monitor radio for information and instructions from train crews or rail traffic controllers and transmit messages via radio.
  • Assist and instruct train crews on the movement of rail cars and the makeup of trains.
  • Freight Conductor - Supervise train crews on a freight train and coordinate switch engine crews.
  • Work effectively with all team members,especially train crews.

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12. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Required to supervise subordinates to ensure correct operational and safety procedures are being met.
  • Implemented site safety committees to include employees from different divisions to improve safety procedures.
  • responded to emergency conditions and break downs using applicable safety procedures and rules.
  • Helped establish training and safety procedures for all assigned personnel.
  • Practice company safety procedures while performing work.
  • Enforced all standard operating and safety procedures.

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13. Train Signals

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Here's how Train Signals is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Called out train signals to conductor, locomotive for verification of meaning to avoid errors in interpretation.
  • Perform required test and inspections, Interpret train order, train signals and regulation to transport freight.
  • Call out train signals to assistants in order to verify meanings.
  • Observe train signals along routes and verify their meanings.
  • Communicated train signals to assistants.
  • Interpreted track Bulletins, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations to operate locomotive.

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14. Hazardous Materials

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Here's how Hazardous Materials is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Maintain proper certification for knowledge and handling of hazardous materials and equipment.
  • Handled Hazardous Materials and still maintain all certifications.
  • Insured trains were in compliance with various train rules concerning the placement of hazardous materials within the train car layout.
  • Review orders, lists and train makeup to ensure accurate and proper placement of cars containing hazardous materials.
  • Supervised over the road operations with responsibilities that includes the safe movement of rail freight and hazardous materials.
  • Ensured train was built correctly, position of locomotives and hazardous materials were correct for the territory traversed.
  • Managed all aspects of transportation of goods, to include hazardous materials, coal, automobiles etc.
  • Evaluate requirements of technical, safety, hazardous materials, waste and other regulatory issues.
  • Verify contents and all hazardous materials are properly documented for the train.
  • Operated multi-stop routes between Montgomery, AL and Atlanta, GA and made deliveries of freight of hazardous materials by rail.
  • Perform Duties of Locomotive Engineer , operate trains, perform switching, supervise spacing of hazardous materials, inspect locomotives.

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15. Locomotive Engines

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Here's how Locomotive Engines is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operate a variety of locomotive engines including electric, diesel-electric locomotives on road and yard hosting assignments.
  • Operate diesel-electric locomotive engines using manual or automated system to propel trains.
  • Trained and operate locomotive engines with trains attached to and from Atlanta GA to Chattanooga TN with trained and certified conductor.
  • Operated locomotive engines to move freight safely and efficiently across the rail network, while complying with operating rules and procedures.
  • Operated locomotive engines including: electric, diesel-electric and gas turbine electric on road and yard assignments.
  • Operate a variety of locomotive engines including electric, diesel, and gas, Turbine electric locomotives.
  • Job duties include assembly of tier two, two plus, and tier three locomotive engines.
  • Operate locomotive engines and coordinate train make up in a safe and efficient manner for transport.
  • Couple and Uncoupling of a series of locomotive engines..., MU.
  • Operated a variety of locomotive engines in a safe and satisfactory manner.
  • Operated locomotive engines, transported cargo in a safe and timely manner.
  • Operated locomotive engines and helped facilitate the safe movements of trains.
  • Operated locomotive engines in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Qualified on all locomotive Engines Qualified on all Diesel Locomotive Engines
  • Transported high sulfur diesel fuel by way of 45 foot tankers to rail yards throughout Chicago to fuel Locomotive engines.
  • Promoted locomotive engineer in charge of the safe and efficient movement of locomotive engines and frieght trains.

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16. Detect Obstructions

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Here's how Detect Obstructions is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Drive diesel-electric rail-detector cars to transport rail-flaw-detecting machines over tracks while observing tracks to detect obstructions.
  • Observe tracks to detect obstructions including broken rail, men and equipment, or anything jeopardizing operations or public safety.
  • Observe tracks to detect obstructions and call out train signals to assistants in order to verify meanings.
  • Observe tracks from left sides of locomotives to detect obstructions on track.
  • Observed track to detect obstructions.

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17. Mechanical Problems

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Here's how Mechanical Problems is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Check trains for mechanical problems.
  • Check trains for mechanical problems Make minor and major repairs while on route.

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18. Rail Yard

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Here's how Rail Yard is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Work side by side with crew to switch out rail yard and build trains for export.
  • Implemented complex rail yard movements and safely with all guidelines set forth by the Railroad administration
  • Operate automated systems that move passenger and freight cars into place in rail yards.
  • Operated in two separate rail yards on Ft Lewis as required.
  • Operate locomotives to transport freight between stations or to assemble/disassemble trains with rail yards.
  • Maneuver railcars to, and from the rail yard.
  • Switch out rail cars in a rail yard .

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19. Air Brakes

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Here's how Air Brakes is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Use a variety of controls, such as throttles and air brakes, to operate train.
  • Coupled freight cars and air brakes connections.
  • Operate air brakes and throttles.
  • Work the train's controls, including air brakes and throttles.

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20. Adequate Fuel

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Here's how Adequate Fuel is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Inspect locomotive prior to operating, to verify adequate fuel, damage or defective equipment.
  • Inspect locomotives to verify adequate fuel, water, and other supplies before each run and to check for mechanical problems.
  • Inspect locomotives for adequate fuel, sand, water, and other supplies and check for mechanical problems.
  • Inspect locomotives to verify adequate fuel, sand, water, supplies and for possible mechanical problems.
  • Inspect locomotives to verify adequate fuel and any mechanical problems before and after each run.

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21. Hazmat

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Here's how Hazmat is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Required to comply with Federal Railroad Administration regulations 49 CFR concerning safety compliance, HazMat regulations, and air brake tests.
  • Experience with OSHA & environmental safety issues (HazMat) Evacuation protocol.
  • Evaluate train make-up to properly handle placement of HAZMAT materials.
  • Check list for proper 8620 HazMat placement.
  • Received and passed substantial classroom/field training (including hazmat) from the top Class One railroad school nationally.
  • Interpret train orders, Hazmat shipping papers, signals while adhering to federal rules, and regulations.
  • Coordinated the duties of the crew and maintain paperwork for trains, including hazmat and billing information.
  • Entered data which included corresponding Hazmat paperwork, railcar manifest, and had knowledge of the train's contents.
  • Transported, loaded and unloaded hazmat materials CDL class A license and previously OSHA certified
  • Respond to Hazmat issues, derailments, crossing accidents, and decertification events.
  • Maintained records of multi-million dollar cargo, hazmat, intermodal and merchandise trains.
  • Comply with all D.O.T and G-CORE hazmat rules and regulations.
  • Qualified Conductor and Locomotive Engineer * Qualified local and through freight on all jobs out of Saratoga * Hazmat qualified

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22. Gcor

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Here's how Gcor is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Qualified on GCOR rules and operate in CTC territory at up to 59mph.
  • Major Responsibilities: Following safety procedures according to GCOR.
  • Conducted and followed rules under GCOR/NORAC 10th edition and FRS class 2 and 3 railroad rules 2.
  • Obtained knowledge of UPRR and BNSF time tables and special instructions as well as general GCOR.
  • Perform safety and maintenance checks on all locomotives GCOR and NORAC qualified.
  • Completed GCOR train handling and airbrake rules training.

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23. Crew Members

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Here's how Crew Members is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Instruct crew members regarding operating locomotive.
  • Received certification as an Operation Lifesaver Instructor, and in turn conducts the course to train crew members.
  • Conduct safety briefings with crew members at the beginning of and throughout every assignment.
  • Dedicated in working safely, that my crew members do the same.
  • Attend daily safety meeting and TSA with crew members before each shift.
  • Conduct daily job and safety briefings with crew members and/or supervisors.
  • Coordinated train handling operations with crew members and train dispatches.
  • Collaborated with other train crew members to deliver freight.
  • Job brief with crew members on instructions given.

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24. Bnsf

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Here's how Bnsf is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Comply with all BNSF and Federal Railway Administration operating, train handling and safety rules and regulations.
  • Certified with the government to operate a locomotive and also hold many other certifications with BNSF.
  • Qualified and operated on over 1000 miles of Union Pacific and BNSF and KCS railroads.
  • Selected leader to train new engineers and mentor them through the BNSF engineer development program.
  • Operate, inspect BNSF locomotives, to include DP power consists.
  • Qualified and operated on over 100 miles of BNSF railroad.
  • Review and abide by directives, notices and general orders pertaining to MRL and BNSF.
  • Operated BNSF railroad engines Positioned and spotted oil cars for loading of product
  • Qualified on CP, UP, BNSF, and CN rules and trackage.
  • Enforce safety and security messures to obide by BNSF policies

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25. Train Movement

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Here's how Train Movement is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications with crew members and various personnel to effectuate safe management of train movement.
  • Worked under 100% rule compliant adhered to all train governing train movement, and operating rules.
  • Provide quality freight transportation service through knowledge and thorough understanding of the operating rules governing train movement.
  • Read and comply with General Orders, Bulletins as they pertain to train movement.
  • Fast paced, high demand work environment with strict deadlines of train movements.
  • Oversee safe train movement, perform pre-trip inspections, implement rule compliance
  • radio, beeper, telephone) for safe and efficient train movement.

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26. Disassemble Trains

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Here's how Disassemble Trains is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operate locomotives to transport freight between stations, assemble and disassemble trains within rail yards.
  • Engineered in the Howell Yard to assemble and disassemble trains according to train orders.
  • Operated locomotives to assemble and disassemble trains and locomotive consists within Bailey Yard.
  • Assemble and disassemble trains within the rail yards.

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27. Safe Movement

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Here's how Safe Movement is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented and followed federal regulations for safe movement of hazardous railcars and proper train sequence.
  • Perform duties of a switchman by managing and helping the safe movement of railcars in, out and around the plant.
  • Collected tickets and/or moneys for transport, controlled doors, communicated with engineer to delegate the safe movement of the train.
  • Assisted the Conductor with the safe movement of trains and oversaw all on-train employees in service delivery.
  • Assisted the Conductor in the safe movement of trains by adhering to applicable operating rules/practices.
  • Maintain safe movement of trains via track warrant, signal systems, and vigilance.

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28. CSX

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Here's how CSX is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Restored track to VERY tight, CSX standards, and after terrible flood damage.
  • Operated Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains on Norfolk Southern, and CSX Tracks
  • Organized and facilitated classes for rules examinations for both foreign carriers and CSX Transportation.
  • Coordinated commuter rail movement with the CSX Jacksonville Train Dispatcher.
  • Qualified on over 450 miles of territory for CSX.
  • Hired For CSX Transportation Transporting Freight For 17 years.
  • Marshal 90-car coal trains for transfer to CSX.
  • Assembled time sensitive auto-rack trains for CSX.Qualified Conductor
  • promoted within 2 months of starting, received 2 CSX outstanding employee awards.
  • Worked as a engineer where we built trains and serviced customers and interchanged with NS,BN, and CSX
  • Operate locomotive,yard switching,spot costumers,deliver to CSX.

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29. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Work with little supervision to safely and efficiently provide excellent customer service while adhering to all federal and company operating procedures.
  • Communicated with management, customer service, customers and connecting railroads.
  • Certified conductor, Locomotive Engineer, Quality Control, Customer Service
  • Coordinated activities with engineering and customer service.
  • Provided excellent customer service, had to work closely with a team of two or three, which changed each trip.
  • Have received 2 Commendation letters and 2 customer service awards for my exemplary customer service skills.
  • Work with and provide outstanding customer service to all industrial customers.
  • Provide local industrial companies their product while giving excellent customer service.
  • Assist in training new team members and achieving great customer service.
  • Rated excellent on most recent annual review in customer service.
  • Help guests with park information and provide customer service.

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30. Passenger Trains

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Here's how Passenger Trains is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operated freight and passenger trains between Chicago, IL and LaCrosse, WI.
  • Operate passenger trains and work/yard trains also currently an OJTI for new hires
  • Worked as both a Locomotive Engineers and Conductor on passenger trains.
  • Operated Both freight and passenger trains between Chicago and Milwaukee.
  • Operate diesel Locomotives and passenger trains.
  • Worked freight and passenger trains to and from Chicago to Clinton, iowa.
  • Operated all Freight and Passenger Trains to and from destinations over entire railroad .
  • Work with short week end Passenger trains.
  • operate freight or passenger trains.
  • Operated freight and passenger trains from Yuma to El Paso.
  • Operated frieght and passenger trains through the railbelt of Alaska.

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31. Hand Signals

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Here's how Hand Signals is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Observed radio and hand signals and operated locomotive in accordance with railroad rules and regulations.
  • Used radio and hand signals during switching.
  • Communicate with other employees, trains and dispatcher at terminals by radio, hand signals, cell phone and fax.
  • Communicated by radio and hand signals to the engineer all safety and federal regulatory procedures.
  • Used hand signals or approved radio to signal to engineers for movement of locomotives or trains.
  • Give proper hand signals to conductor and engineer when passengers have boarded and exited the train.

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32. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Complied with all federal/state regulations and company guidelines.
  • Tested annually on ability and compliance, staying current with federal/state regulations.

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33. Defective Equipment

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Here's how Defective Equipment is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Inspected locomotive after operating in order to detect damaged or defective equipment.
  • Inspected locomotive after run to detect damaged or defective equipment.
  • Conduct appropriate inspections pre/post assignments to detect damage or defective equipment and prepare reports regarding any complications encountered.
  • Check to ensure that brake examination tests are conducted at shunting stations.Inspect locomotives after runs to detect damaged or defective equipment.

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34. Track Switches

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Here's how Track Switches is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Assist workers to couple and uncouple cars, throw track switches, or other activities involved in switching railroad cars.
  • Classify inbound trains, operate track switches, place and secure rail cars as required per work orders.
  • Operate track switches and derails to change routing of engines or cars within yards or on the road.
  • Operate track switches, couple cars, and work on trains in yard operations and on the road.
  • Board freight cars, apply and release hand brakes and operate track switches.
  • Operated track switches as needed; followed protocol in coupling/uncoupling rail cars.
  • Repair and adjust track switches, using wrenches and replacement parts.
  • Switch operators control the track switches in rail yards.
  • Pull or push track switches to reroute cars.
  • Coupled air hoses, line track switches, aligned drawbacks, replaced knuckle couplers.

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35. Brake Lines

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Here's how Brake Lines is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Monitor gauges that measure, speed, amperage, battery charge, and air pressure in brake lines and reservoirs.
  • Regulate gauges and meters that measure speed, amperage, and air pressure in brake lines and in main reservoirs.

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36. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Perform under unpredictable weather conditions.
  • Work on call 24/7 in all weather conditions such as Rain, snow and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Respond to all emergency conditions, weather conditions, and breakdowns following proper safety procedures and rules.
  • Worked in verity of weather conditions, on call 7 days a week 24 hours a day
  • Worked on an on-call basis, all shifts, in all types of weather conditions.
  • Operate assigned train in all weather conditions at various times of day and night hours.
  • Perform duties in hazardous weather conditions, long working hours and on call 24/7.
  • Ensured safe handling and movement of trains in various terrain and inclement weather conditions.
  • Work outside in all weather conditions 24/7 on an on call schedule.
  • Work in alltypes of weather conditions and terrains safely.

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37. Radio Communications

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Here's how Radio Communications is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Couple air hoses, inspect cars and use radio communications to control train movement.
  • Communicated with dispatch via radio communications for all train movements and information related to safety requirements.
  • Control locomotive switching movements with radio communications while also communicating with yardmasters and other switching crews.
  • Faxed and radio communications to administration.
  • Used professional radio communications very frequently and made sure that safety was always a number one priority.
  • Use of radio communications between dispatch and engineer when necessary.

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38. Efficient Operation

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Here's how Efficient Operation is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Perform safe and efficient operation of diesel-electric locomotive with focus on fuel management and compliance with company rules and regulations.
  • Performed all aspects of safe and efficient operation of the trains assigned to.
  • Collaborated with yardmasters, trainmasters, and dispatchers to ensure smooth work flow and efficient operations.

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39. Track Conditions

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Here's how Track Conditions is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Ensured safety of passengers and monitored track conditions.
  • Adjust train handling methods and techniques according to changes in weather, territory and track conditions.
  • Monitored track conditions during assignments while controlling train speed, throttle modulation, and brake application.
  • Received and execution of written rules and verbal instructions on track conditions and speeds allowed.
  • Maintain accurate records of cars handled, repairs performed, and track conditions encountered.
  • Observed track conditions for broken rails, defective switches and other unsafe conditions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of track conditions, grades, signals and rules.
  • Inspected track conditions weekly, reported and repaired defects as required.
  • Observed and monitored track conditions to detect obstructions.

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40. Train Operation

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Here's how Train Operation is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinate the movement/loading/interchange of unit coal train operations as well as supply local industries with product on switcher operations.
  • Trained new employees on the job to ensure proper train operation as dictated by company and federal rules.
  • Managed train operations such as proper car placement in train consist and rule compliance.
  • Ensured train operations, safety, and measurement goals.
  • Experienced with yard and line-of-road Train operations.
  • Manage locomotive/train operations with direct responsibility encompassing pre-trip inspections, track monitoring and cargo/personnel safety.
  • Communicate with train crew members by radio, hand signals to give and receive train operation information.

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41. CFR

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Here's how CFR is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Qualified Locomotive Engineer/Conductor 49 CFR 240/242Safely operate various types of Locomotives including EMD and GE first and second generation equipment.
  • Certified in compliance with CFR Part 240 (Locomotive Engineer).
  • Executed locomotive engineer requirements of CFR 49, part 229.
  • Inspect locomotives for compliance with 49 CFR 229.
  • Certified Locomotive engineer 49 CFR Part 240.205.
  • Freight Service Conductor and Engineer Crew Leader and Senior Switchman 49 CFR Part 240.223.
  • Freight Service Conductor and Engineer Passenger Service Conductor and Engineer ( Cape Cod Central Railroad ) 49 CFR Part 240.223.
  • Certified Locomotive Engineer 49 CFR 240 Certified Conductor 49 CFR 242 Certified Railroad Car Inspector under 49 CFR 215.

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42. Efficient Movement

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Here's how Efficient Movement is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Engineer responsible for the safe and efficient movement of trains and engines over vast territory with difficult situations daily to handle.
  • Trained in the safe and efficient movement of hazardous chemicals.

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43. Brake Examination Tests

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Here's how Brake Examination Tests is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Check to ensure that brake examination tests are conducted at terminals and that proper inspection forms are current and accurate.
  • Check to ensure that brake examination tests are conducted at shunting stations.

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44. Company Rules

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Here's how Company Rules is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Followed all Governmental and Company rules and regulations.
  • Observed track to detect obstructions and to anticipate operating problems as required by federal or company rules.
  • Deliver and spot rail freight in accordance with applicable federal regulations and company rules.
  • Supported company rules and regulations according to NJT Policy and Procedures.
  • Follow company rules, and FRA guidelines.
  • Operate and inspect locomotives Know and follow all federal and company rules and regulations On call 24 hours a day

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45. Norac

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Here's how Norac is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Certified on NORAC/General Code Operating Rule
  • Maintain schedule in accordance with NORAC rules, train orders, General Orders, Bulletin Notices, and SEPTA policy.
  • Qualified in Norac rules and regulations.

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46. Procedure Manuals

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Here's how Procedure Manuals is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Check to ensure that documentation, including procedure manuals and logbooks are current and available as needed.
  • Check to ensure that documentation, such as procedure manuals are in the cab and available for crew to use.

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47. CTC

low Demand
Here's how CTC is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Operate freight trains in CTC, ABS and TWC authorities on heavy and mountain grades throughout Montana and Eastern Idaho.
  • Operated in CTC and Dark territory with Block Register, Track Warrant and Track Access control.
  • Experienced in TWC, CTC and ABS Track authorities Conferred with conductors and/or dispatcher to issue and/or receive information.
  • Interpreted signals (hand,lantern,CTC/ABS territory) and conveyed to engineer via handheld radio.
  • Operate freight trains in CTC and TWC authority on heavy grade.

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48. Air Hoses

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Here's how Air Hoses is used in Locomotive Engineer jobs:
  • Line switches, Coupling cars, Laces air hoses.
  • Inspect knuckles, coupling lever, hand brakes, air hoses and parts of railcars.
  • Couple air hoses, align drawbars and replace knuckle couplers.
  • Climb atop train cars to set brakes and inspecting and making repairs to air hoses, journal boxes and couplings.
  • Inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and handbrakes to ensure that they are securely fastened and functioning properly.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Locomotive Engineer

Applicable Safety Procedures19.2%
Yard Service10.3%
FRA8.1%
Train Orders7.4%
Rail Cars6.4%
Freight Trains5.8%
Conductors4.4%
Transport Freight4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Locomotive Engineer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Applicable Safety Procedures
Applicable Safety Procedures
13.6%
13.6%
2
2
Yard Service
Yard Service
7.3%
7.3%
3
3
FRA
FRA
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Train Orders
Train Orders
5.3%
5.3%
5
5
Rail Cars
Rail Cars
4.5%
4.5%
6
6
Freight Trains
Freight Trains
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Conductors
Conductors
3.1%
3.1%
8
8
Transport Freight
Transport Freight
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Air Pressure
Air Pressure
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Safe Operation
Safe Operation
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
Train Crews
Train Crews
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Train Signals
Train Signals
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials
2%
2%
15
15
Locomotive Engines
Locomotive Engines
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Detect Obstructions
Detect Obstructions
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Mechanical Problems
Mechanical Problems
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
Rail Yard
Rail Yard
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Air Brakes
Air Brakes
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Adequate Fuel
Adequate Fuel
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
Hazmat
Hazmat
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
Gcor
Gcor
1.6%
1.6%
23
23
Crew Members
Crew Members
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Bnsf
Bnsf
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Train Movement
Train Movement
1.6%
1.6%
26
26
Disassemble Trains
Disassemble Trains
1.6%
1.6%
27
27
Safe Movement
Safe Movement
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
CSX
CSX
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Passenger Trains
Passenger Trains
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Hand Signals
Hand Signals
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
State Regulations
State Regulations
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Defective Equipment
Defective Equipment
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
Track Switches
Track Switches
1.1%
1.1%
35
35
Brake Lines
Brake Lines
1%
1%
36
36
Weather Conditions
Weather Conditions
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Radio Communications
Radio Communications
0.9%
0.9%
38
38
Efficient Operation
Efficient Operation
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Track Conditions
Track Conditions
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Train Operation
Train Operation
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
CFR
CFR
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Efficient Movement
Efficient Movement
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Brake Examination Tests
Brake Examination Tests
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Company Rules
Company Rules
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Norac
Norac
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Procedure Manuals
Procedure Manuals
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
CTC
CTC
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Air Hoses
Air Hoses
0.6%
0.6%

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