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53-4021.00    Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

    O*NET-SOC Title     no matches
    Alternate Occupation Titles yes    2 matches
    O*NET-SOC Description yes    1 match
    Tasks yes    4 matches
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Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Engineer
  • Locomotive Engineer

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.

Tasks

  • Inspect tracks, cars, and engines for defects and to determine service needs, sending engines and cars for repairs as necessary.
  • Operate and drive locomotives, diesel switch engines, dinkey engines, flatcars, and railcars in train yards and at industrial sites.
  • Refuel and lubricate engines.
  • Signal locomotive engineers to start or stop trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or radio communication.