Also called: Conductor, Locomotive Engineer, Railroad Engineer, Transportation Specialist
In the Army: Railway Operations Crewmember (RC)
In the Marine Corps: Railway Operations Crewmember (RC)
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Interpret train orders, signals, or railroad rules and regulations that govern the operation of locomotives.
- Confer with conductors or traffic control center personnel via radiophones to issue or receive information concerning stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
- 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.
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Expert system software
Route navigation software
Time accounting software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about locomotive engineers.