Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Main duties

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.

Education

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a conductor is required for railway locomotive engineers and may be required for yard locomotive engineers.
  • Experience as a railway yard worker may be required for yard locomotive engineers.
  • Railway locomotive engineers require a Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate.

Language

  • IELTS – 5 minimum.

Experience

  • Have at least two years full-time in the past five years.
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canada

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