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53-4012.00    Locomotive Firers

    O*NET-SOC Title     no matches
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    8 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    4 matches
    Detailed Work Activities yes    1 match

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Engineer Assistant
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Assistant Passenger Locomotive Engineer
  • Dinkey Engine Firer
  • Dinkey Engine Firer/Fireman
  • Donkey Engine Firer/Fireman
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Passenger Locomotive Engineer

O*NET-SOC Description

  • 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.


  • Monitor oil, temperature, and pressure gauges on dashboards to determine if engines are operating safely and efficiently.
  • Observe train signals along routes and verify their meanings for engineers.
  • Receive signals from workers in rear of train and relay that information to engineers.
  • Start diesel engines to warm engines before runs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Monitor engine operation or functioning.