Locomotive Firers


Monitor locomotive instruments and watch for dragging equipment, obstacles on rights-of-way, and train signals during run. Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard.
Also called: Assistant Engineer, Assistant Passenger Locomotive Engineer, Fireman, Locomotive Engineer

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    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
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Electronic train management system software
    Route navigation software
  • Route mapping software
    Time accounting software
  • Time tracking software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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