Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.
* Attention to Detail
* Self Control
* Stress Tolerance
* Concern for Others
* Interpret train orders, signals, or railroad rules and regulations that govern the operation of locomotives.
* Monitor gauges or meters that measure speed, amperage, battery charge, or air pressure in brake lines or in main reservoirs.
* Receive starting signals from conductors and use controls such as throttles or air brakes to drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas turbine-electric locomotives.
Transportation and Warehousing
Transportation and Material Moving
Sample Job Titles
Diesel Engine Operator, Diesel Engineer, Diesel Locomotive Engineer, Engine Pilot, Engineman, Freight Engineer, Fuel Pilot Engineer, Locomotive Engineer, Locomotive Engineer Supervisor, Locomotive Operator, Lokie Driver, Lokie Engineer, Motor Driver, Motor Operator, Motor Runner, Motorman, Narrow Gauge Engineer, Narrow Gauge Operator, Operator, Operator Engineer, Passenger Locomotive Engineer, Pilot Fuel Engineer, Rail Car Operator, Rail Detector Car Operator, Rail Signaling Specialist, Railroad Engineer, Railroad Operating Engineer, Railway Engineer, Relay Motorman, Systems Engineer, Through Freight Engineer, Train Engineer, Train Operator, Trainman, Trainmaster, Transportation Specialist, Trip Motor Operator.