Yard Engineer: A description for the yard engineer job

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Yard Engineer – Locomotive engineer Drives switching locomotive within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to switch railroad cars for loading, unloading, and makeup or breakup of trains: Reads switching orders received from CONDUCTOR, YARD (transportation industry). Observes traffic signals in yard or in cab and operates locomotive in accordance with railroad rules and regulations. Observes arm or lantern signals from YARD COUPLER (transportation industry) or SWITCH TENDER (transportation industry) and moves controls to drive locomotive backwards or forwards to switch and couple cars. May also assist in cleaning and lubricating engine. May also talk to CONDUCTOR, YARD (transportation industry) or other yard workers via radio-telephone to give or receive switching information. May also be designated according to type of locomotive driven as Locomotive Engineer, Gasoline (industry). May also operate switching diesel engine and be designated Engineer, Remote Control, Diesel (transportation industry). When employed by establishment other than railroad to operate switching locomotive at industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location, may also be designated Industrial-Locomotive Operator (industry).

Job industry: transportation industry

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