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

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

Sample of reported job titles: Car Repairman, Conductor, Engineer, Equipment Operator, Railcar Switcher, Railroad Engineer, Switch Crew Supervisor, Switchman, Transportation Specialist, Yard Engineer

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Tasks

  • Confer with conductors and other workers via radiotelephones or computers to exchange switching information. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Signal crew members for movement of engines or trains, using lanterns, hand signals, radios, or telephones. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and respond to wayside and cab signals, including color light signals, position signals, torpedoes, flags, and hot box detectors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive engines within railroad yards or other establishments to couple, uncouple, or switch railroad cars. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect engines before and after use to ensure proper operation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply and release hand brakes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read switching instructions and daily car schedules to determine work to be performed, or receive orders from yard conductors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect the condition of stationary trains, rolling stock, and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe water levels and oil, air, and steam pressure gauges to ensure proper operation of equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Spot cars for loading and unloading at customer locations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect track for defects such as broken rails and switch malfunctions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Ride on moving cars by holding onto grab irons and standing on ladder steps. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate track switches, derails, automatic switches, and retarders to change routing of train or cars. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Receive, relay, and act upon instructions and inquiries from train operations and customer service center personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Couple and uncouple air hoses and electrical connections between cars. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report arrival and departure times, train delays, work order completion, and time on duty. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pull knuckles to open them for coupling. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistance in aligning drawbars, using available equipment to lift, pull, or push on the drawbars. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive locomotives to and from various stations in roundhouses to have locomotives cleaned, serviced, repaired, or supplied. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record numbers of cars available, numbers of cars sent to repair stations, and types of service needed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform routine repair and maintenance duties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate and control dinkey engines to transport and shunt cars at industrial or mine sites. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate flatcars equipped with derricks or railcars to transport personnel or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide assistance in the installation or repair of rails and ties. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air hoses — Air brake hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Capstan — Capstan car pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Flat cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Derricks — Car-mounted derricks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diesel freight locomotives — Dinkey engines; Switching diesel engines; Switching locomotives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drum openers — Hopper gate openers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Hearing protection plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flags or accessories — Signal flags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flares — Signal flares See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers — Multipurpose hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand sprayers — Handheld sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heavy rail turnout switch — Automatic switches; Hinged derailers; Rerailers; Sliding derailers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Kerosene or propane or natural gas or butane lantern — Lanterns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil gauges — Oil pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Air pressure gauges; Steam pressure gauges; Water pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Backout punches; Punch sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rail switching systems — Track switches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Railway rolling stock lifting jack — Railcar stabilizing jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Railway signaling systems — Cab signals; Color light signals; Position signals See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Locking ratchet wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots — Steel-toed boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Socket wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Tank car dome socket wrenches; Wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Temperature gauge — Hot bearing detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Train braking systems — Hand brakes; Hand wheels; Retarders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel chocks — Bumping posts; Rail car stops; Rail chocks; Rail skids See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches — Winch car pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Wire cleaning brushes See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Railyard management software RMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Railcar inspection management software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Railyard inventory software See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor traffic signals. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate locomotives or other rail vehicles. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor vehicle movement or location. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Control equipment that regulates vehicle traffic. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Signal others to coordinate vehicle movement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record service or repair activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position material handling equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain locomotives or other rail equipment in good working condition. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Climb ladders or vehicles to perform duties. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Connect cables or electrical lines. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or machinery. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 95% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 93% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 83% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 78% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 71% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 49% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 46% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 45% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 52% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 62% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 49% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 54% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 44% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 44% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 44% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 53% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 48% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 27% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 41% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 32% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 41% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 35% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
79   High school diploma or equivalent Help
14   Some college, no degree
5   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $21.10 hourly, $43,880 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 5,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 1,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Railroad Occupations external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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