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"Locomotive Firer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job 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.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Locomotive Firer"

1) Monitor oil, temperature, and pressure gauges on dashboards to determine if engines are operating safely and efficiently.

2) Monitor trains as they go around curves to detect dragging equipment and smoking journal boxes.

 

3) Observe tracks from left sides of locomotives to detect obstructions on tracks.

4) Observe train signals along routes and verify their meanings for engineers.

5) Receive signals from workers in rear of train and relay that information to engineers.

 

6) Signal other workers to set brakes and to throw track switches when switching cars from trains to way stations.

7) Check to see that trains are equipped with supplies such as fuel, water, and sand.

8) Inspect locomotives to detect damaged or worn parts.

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Job Description for "Locomotive Firer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Locomotive Firer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  53-4012.00


 

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