Locomotive Engineers


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.
Also called: Locomotive Engineer, Railroad Engineer, Transportation Specialist

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Expert system software
  • Electronic train management systems ETMS
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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