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Top Locomotive Mechanic Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Locomotive Mechanic. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Locomotive Mechanic resumes they appeared on. For example, 38.7% of Locomotive Mechanic resumes contained Mechanical Parts as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Locomotive Mechanic actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Mechanical Parts

high Demand
Here's how Mechanical Parts is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Received & distributed electronic/mechanical parts into kits with updated documentations and delegated assignments.
  • Reported damaged electronic/mechanical parts on Discrepancy Material Reports for replacement, traceability and accountability.
  • Learned how to use many hand/power tools, work with sheet metal fabrication, and repair or replace aircraft mechanical parts.
  • Maintained mechanical parts (bushings, bearings, etc) by using micrometers and feeler gages.
  • Maintained a clean and organized workshop Rebuilt and maintained snowmobile and skidoo engines Cleaned, degreased and sandblasted mechanical parts

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2. FRA

high Demand
Here's how FRA is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired and inspected locomotives per FRA regulations.
  • Employed strong technical abilities to resolve problems with electrical systems utilizing specialized test equipment and conducted FRA ''Blue Card'' inspections.
  • Ensured locomotives met all FRA requirements to maintain the train spacing plan (TSP).
  • Required to maintain daily inspection reports under the guidelines of the FRA.
  • Worked closely with contractors, FRA, OSHA and safety officers

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3. Hand Tools

high Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed work safely using proper power/hand tools while wearing proper personal protective equipment.
  • Dismantled electronic equipment and removed faulty components for repair using hand tools.
  • Replaced both mechanical and electrical/electronic components using hand tools.
  • Repaired and replaced defective parts, using hand tools, air tools, welding equipment, grinders, and saws.
  • Handled the tasks of locating leakage and repairing broken pipes, sweat valves and pumps utilizing hand tools.
  • Replaced and repaired worn, defective and damaged components, using hand tools, gauges and testing equipment.

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4. DOT

high Demand
Here's how DOT is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed DOT Qualified Inspections*performed scheduled maintenance on tractors and trailers*inspected, maintained, and repaired vehicles and machinery used in transportation.
  • Assessed, determined and repaired mechanical defects toward safety maintenance according to DOT standards.
  • Repaired heavy diesels and maintained regular dot inspection
  • Instituted use of work orders to track repairs on units and listing of parts used to comply with DOT requirements.
  • Maintained, repaired, and reconditioned, and not limited to; coaches and buses to meet DOT requirements.
  • Serviced a fleet of 527 trailers and 55 tractors keeping in compliance with OSHA and DOT safety regulations.

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5. Diesel Engines

high Demand
Here's how Diesel Engines is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired and rebuilt diesel engines and power-trains for construction and agriculture equipment * Troubleshooter for hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Performed major and specialized mechanical overhaul and repair work on gasoline and diesel engines using schematic charts and technical manuals.
  • Checked functionality, serviced, troubleshot, overhauled transmissions, internal combustion/diesel engines, and various automotive systems.
  • Conducted general maintenance and repair of light to heavy diesel engines * Performed electronic diagnosis and chassis repairs
  • Maintained and repaired any type of diesel engines including working primarily with automobile and marine diesel engines.
  • Supervised corrective maintenance and diagnosed malfunctions on refrigerated reefer units, diesel engines, and chassis components.

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6. Air Compressors

high Demand
Here's how Air Compressors is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Serviced locomotives by checking engine oil, engine water, and air compressors, serviced toilets, changed brakes and fueled.
  • Operated pneumatic tools, hand tools, and air compressors.
  • Replaced turbos, power assemblies, and air compressors.
  • Installed engines, generators, and air compressors.
  • Repaired and maintained all divers electric-diesel driven air compressors and hydraulic units.
  • Repaired or replaced air compressors on Internationals.

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7. Engine Components

high Demand
Here's how Engine Components is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Overhauled and repaired main engine components, inspecting for reliability and quality.

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8. Repair Parts

average Demand
Here's how Repair Parts is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Managed maintenance projects and scheduled use of 250 motor vehicles, consistently receiving outstanding achievement procuring high-priority repair parts.
  • Installed and replaced new or reconditioned repair parts on pumps.
  • Obtained appropriate tooling, fixtures and repair parts.

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9. Electrical Systems

average Demand
Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Updated data and electrical systems that were generated from engineers that were implemented into the test locomotives.
  • Assisted with repairs and maintenance of commercial and pleasure boats including reconstruction of engines and other mechanical/electrical systems.
  • Diagnosed commercial vehicle computers and electrical systems along with the diagnostic and repair of electrically controlled hydraulic systems.
  • Inspected Chevy truck engines and mechanical/electrical components (computers and electrical systems) to diagnose, repair and/or upgrade accurately.
  • Serviced air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling and electrical systems followed checklists to verify that all important parts were examined.
  • Performed preventative and unscheduled maintenance on diesel and gas engines along with hydraulic systems and electrical systems.

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10. EMD

average Demand
Here's how EMD is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Trained and supervised a team of locomotive mechanics rebuilding GE and EMD engines and railcars Performed FRA inspections
  • Provided routine maintenance, troubleshooting and repair to EMD and G.E.
  • Preformed overhauls on EMD 12V645E diesel electric engines.

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11. Heavy Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired computers systems such as ECM, also electrical troubleshooting, hydraulic troubleshooting and power train troubleshooting specifically to heavy equipment.
  • Repaired and maintained heavy equipment, Hauled heavy equipment and large loads, Weld/Fabricate necessary materials, Operated heavy equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of operational characteristics of automotive and heavy equipment, operational characteristics of electronic fuel and computer-controlled systems.
  • Experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Automotive Mechanic for Flour Daniel at Monsanto Chemical Plant in Cantonment Florida.
  • Completed Preventive Maintenance on trucking and heavy equipment to ensure reliability while under operation.
  • Seasoned and skilled mechanic specializing in heavy equipment and hydraulics.

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12. MIG

average Demand
Here's how MIG is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Preformed ARC, MIG, TIG welding and rigging.
  • Communicated effectively with customers on future problems and repairs that might need to be addressed.
  • Communicated effectively with customers on future problems and repairs that might need to be addressed.
  • Communicated effectively with customers on future problems and repairs that might need to be addressed.
  • Utilized Stick and MIG processes to make special tools and repair broken parts saving the company time and money.
  • Communicated effectively with customers on future problems and repairs that might need to be addressed.

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13. Water Pumps

average Demand
Here's how Water Pumps is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Assisted on replacement of bearing for the feed water pumps, disassembled, took measurements to spec.
  • Repaired and replaced belts, hoses, steering systems, radiators, water pumps etc.
  • Removed and installed water pumps for Chillers and water towers.
  • Assisted in large more extensive engine and electrical repairs (turbos, water pumps, DPF systems).
  • Assisted in changing brakes, belts, oil and water pumps, extracted starters, alternators and pumps.
  • Repaired and replaced radiators and water pumps.

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14. Routine Maintenance

average Demand
Here's how Routine Maintenance is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Organized and conducted routine maintenance and emergency repairs for farm equipment, off-the-grid power and state-of-the-art watering system for production greenhouse.
  • Performed routine maintenance basic troubleshooting and repairs on mechanical and electrical systems on heavy duty trucks.
  • Performed routine maintenance, gathered manufacturers' diagnostic and repair information using manuals and electronic aids.
  • Performed routine maintenance and emergency repairs on gas compressors for corporate clientele.
  • Cleaned, lubed and performed routine maintenance on equipment and machinery ensuring its ability to perform properly.
  • Performed routine maintenance and repairs, focusing on preventative scheduled maintenance.

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15. AC

low Demand
Here's how AC is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Organized inventory program to help maintain proper accountability.
  • Helped in the tear down, rebuild, and repair of Union Pacific Locomotives to blueprint and engineer specifications.
  • Replaced and rebuild air-brake system components and valves for preventative maintenance, reducing equipment out of service time.
  • Spearheaded the creation of machinist tool kits for specific locomotive maintenance tasks improving process and reducing time.
  • Handled the inventory duties to make sure that all materials were accounted for and relieved when used.
  • Replaced turbos, main bearings, power assemblies, and fuel injectors.
  • Qualified for stationary wheel truing machine and AC/DC traction motor change out.
  • Maintained pneumatic systems, electrical systems, diesel equipment and AC/DC systems.
  • Advised engineers on possible conflicts and data updated with machinery testing.
  • Oiled and cleaned machines and added coolant to machines reservoirs.
  • Developed and coordinated shop flow and inbound service track procedures.
  • Fabricated custom tools and parts unique to each locomotive.
  • Worked with many hand tools and operated machines.
  • Used hoists, hand tools, test instruments and gauges Inspected machines for damage and wear.
  • Fabricated parts and tools to include plasma and oxy/acetylene cutting and stick/wire feed welding.
  • Repaired and recalibrated AC/DC motors for Union Pacific, Amtrak and small locomotive companies.
  • Maintianed facilitys of shop and offices.

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16. Fuel Systems

low Demand
Here's how Fuel Systems is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Repaired diesel agricultural equipment -Repaired diesel fuel systems -Repaired gasoline fuel systems-Repaired turbocharger systems.
  • Experienced in modern fuel systems, computer analysis and utilization of technical equipment.
  • Overhauled engines, transmissions, components, electrical and fuel systems.
  • Repaired gas turbine power plants/packs, diesel power plants/packs, compression ignition engine fuel systems and compression ignition air induction systems.
  • Certified in A/C Brake and Fuel Systems Electronic Systems
  • Specialized in servicing brakes and fuel systems.

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17. Air Brakes

low Demand
Here's how Air Brakes is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Completed troubleshooting of vehicle electronic systems utilizing computerized diagnostics, electrical systems, air brakes and vehicle suspensions.
  • Skilled knowledge in fuel systems, ac cooling systems, suspension, ECM, Allison transmissions, and air brakes.
  • Completed company In-house training in Preventive Maintenance, rims and tires, charging and starting systems, and air brakes.
  • Included instruction in suspension, air brakes, injection systems, transmission, electrical wiring and basic CAT course.
  • Repaired chassis systems, fuel systems, hydraulics, air brakes, electrical, and standard transmissions.
  • Completed company training program on preventive maintenance, rims and tires, air brakes and electrical.

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18. Brake Systems

low Demand
Here's how Brake Systems is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed troubleshooting activities on parts including air brake systems and hydraulic lines to determine best means for repairing irregularities discovered.
  • Repaired, overhauled and adjusted automobile brake systems.
  • Performed general automotive maintenance and troubleshooting, including electrical and brake systems.
  • Repaired/replaced brake systems including brake lines.
  • Experienced working on semi-trailers and troubleshooting electrical and brake systems, repairing and replacing worn-out parts.
  • Specialized in repair of automatic and manual transmissions as well as repair, realignment, and replacement of brake systems.

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19. Daily Inspections

low Demand
Here's how Daily Inspections is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Conducted daily inspections on locomotives and repair work with heavy equipment

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20. Engine Repair

low Demand
Here's how Engine Repair is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed preventative maintenance service, minor engine repairs under senior mechanic, serviced refrigeration units on trucks and trailers.
  • Conducted vehicle/troubleshooting procedures during engine repairs, transmission, power train and major assemblies.
  • Limited overhaul and other major engine repair experience.
  • Repaired Lawnmowers*Repaired Weed eaters*Repaired and Sharpened chainsaws*Small Engine Repair
  • Changed tires Engine repair Maintained organization Diagnose vehicles
  • Furthered education on minor engine repair.

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21. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Performed direct and general maintenance support during operation Iraqi Freedom and state-side operations by completing over 1000+ jobs.
  • Performed general maintenance on customer's vehicles and provided customer service via explanations of services required and completed
  • Supervised electrical and general maintenance of plant and conducted safety meetings.
  • Performed general maintenance and repair of all company vehicles and equipment also assist demolition project.
  • Assisted Certified Mechanics with automobile repairs and general maintenance functions.
  • Performed general maintenance, assisted customers, clean/fix heavy machinery.

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22. Oil Changes

low Demand
Here's how Oil Changes is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Learned hands on mechanical and electrical components Performed oil changes, tune-ups and brake jobs Communicated effectively with staff
  • Performed general maintenance of vehicles including oil changes, tire repair/replacement.
  • Completed scheduled maintenance as required including oil changes and tire rotation
  • Performed oil changes, transmission flushes, and aided the certified mechanics as needed with engine work, and preventative maintenance.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on international diesel trucks to include oil changes, brakes, tires, overhead valves, lube, etc
  • Completed maintenance such as engine tuneup, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing and replacing filters.

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23. FY

low Demand
Here's how FY is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Awarded Gold Harriman for safety performance FY 2006 and 2007.
  • Followed checklists to verify that all important parts were examined.

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24. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Completed 92 day inspection and services to include inspection and certification of safety equipment on locomotives.
  • Established and maintained strong relationships with third party vendors to increase productivity.
  • Coordinated and delegated critical maintenance and operational rail tasks to staff subordinates.
  • Supervised and participated in maintenance and repairs on experimental locomotives.
  • Conducted daily forklift and overhead crane operations.
  • Improved shop organization and tool location/ inventory.
  • Commended by management for production and safety.
  • Repaired defects and performed services on Locomotives.
  • Ordered parts and maintained part availability.
  • Operated electrical test torch equipment.
  • Followed checklists for locomotive maintenance.
  • Insured safe and operational equipment.
  • Performed total overhauls on locomotives.
  • Performed mechanical and electrical maintenance.
  • Performed maintenance on diesel locomotives.
  • Served as Foreman for a Mobile Locomotive Division, handled shipping and receiving of materials being shipped out and received in.
  • Spearheaded the creation of an air valve rebuild area to improve reliability and reduce locomotive repair time.
  • Worked as a team member and individual to get things done in a timely yet productive manner.
  • Qualified Class B CDL driver, operating within a 400 mile radius of Fort Worth, TX.
  • Completed MainGen change outs, Turbo change outs, electric trouble shooting and hot start/smart start installs.

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25. Hvac

low Demand
Here's how Hvac is used in Locomotive Mechanic jobs:
  • Monitored HVAC systems and operations, and ensured that routine preventive maintenance was performed according to established schedules.
  • Worked collaboratively with various HVAC equipment manufacturers on repair and maintenance issues.
  • Managed paperwork associated with HVAC procedures and invoices
  • Negotiated, generated and administered a contracted agreement in HVAC repairs.
  • Diagnosed electrical distribution systems for proper application for HVAC equipment.
  • Supervised local national HVAC personnel during daily assigned duties.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Locomotive Mechanic

Mechanical Parts38.7%
FRA17.6%
Hand Tools10.6%
DOT10.5%
Diesel Engines5.7%
Air Compressors3.1%
Engine Components2.1%
Repair Parts2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Locomotive Mechanic

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Mechanical Parts
Mechanical Parts
38.7%
38.7%
2
2
FRA
FRA
17.6%
17.6%
3
3
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
10.6%
10.6%
4
4
DOT
DOT
10.5%
10.5%
5
5
Diesel Engines
Diesel Engines
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
Air Compressors
Air Compressors
3.1%
3.1%
7
7
Engine Components
Engine Components
2.1%
2.1%
8
8
Repair Parts
Repair Parts
2%
2%
9
9
Electrical Systems
Electrical Systems
1.7%
1.7%
10
10
EMD
EMD
1.3%
1.3%
11
11
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
1.2%
1.2%
12
12
MIG
MIG
1.1%
1.1%
13
13
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
0.7%
0.7%
14
14
Routine Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
0.6%
0.6%
15
15
AC
AC
0.4%
0.4%
16
16
Fuel Systems
Fuel Systems
0.4%
0.4%
17
17
Air Brakes
Air Brakes
0.4%
0.4%
18
18
Brake Systems
Brake Systems
0.4%
0.4%
19
19
Daily Inspections
Daily Inspections
0.4%
0.4%
20
20
Engine Repair
Engine Repair
0.2%
0.2%
21
21
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.2%
0.2%
22
22
Oil Changes
Oil Changes
0.1%
0.1%
23
23
FY
FY
0.1%
0.1%
24
24
R
R
0.1%
0.1%
25
25
Hvac
Hvac
0.1%
0.1%

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