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53-4013.00    Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

    O*NET-SOC Title yes    1 match
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    11 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    5 matches
    Detailed Work Activities     no matches


  • Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Engine Hostler
  • Engineer
  • Diesel Dinkey Engineer
  • Dinkey Engine Operator
  • Dinkey Engineer
  • Dinkey Locomotive Engineer
  • Haulage Engine Operator
  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Mine Motor Engineer
  • Railroad Engineer
  • Yard Engineer

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.


  • Drive engines within railroad yards or other establishments to couple, uncouple, or switch railroad cars.
  • Inspect engines before and after use to ensure proper operation.
  • Operate and control dinkey engines to transport and shunt cars at industrial or mine sites.
  • Operate switching diesel engines to switch railroad cars, using remote controls.
  • Signal crew members for movement of engines or trains, using lanterns, hand signals, radios, or telephones.