Railway and yard locomotive engineers - Emploi d'avenir
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Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Operate locomotives to transport passengers and goods by rail.
You are vigilant and you also have very good vision, good physical condition and an excellent sense of observation. You are also comfortable when operating large machines and do not lose your temper in an emergency.

 
Average salaryNot published
 

Description

Railway locomotive engineers operate railway locomotives to transport passengers and freight. They are employed by railway transport companies. Yard locomotive engineers operate locomotives within yards of railway, industrial or other establishments. They are employed by railway transport companies and industrial or commercial users of rail transport.

Main tasks

Railway locomotive engineers 

  • Operate locomotives to transport passengers and freight on railways
  • Operate communication systems to communicate with train crews and traffic controllers to ensure safe operation and scheduling of trains
  • Inspect assigned locomotives and test operating controls and equipment.

Yard locomotive engineers 

  • Operate locomotives to switch, couple and uncouple cars for loading and unloading
  • Perform switching operations according to written switching orders or dispatched instructions
  • Inspect locomotives, replenish fuel or perform routine maintenance on locomotives.

Training

No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Chaudière-Appalaches

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