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locomotive engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Dedicated Locomotive Engineer with 10 years of experience. Adept at driving locomotives and performing preventive maintenance. Successful at collaborating with coworkers and performing detailed inspections.

Skills
  • Rail coupler installations
  • Track placement planning
  • Diesel freight locomotives
  • Manual rail switches
Education and Training
Lane Community College Eugene, OR Expected in 05/1987 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Lane Community College Eugene, OR Expected in : Machinist - GPA :
Experience
Genesee & Wyoming - Locomotive Engineer
Denver, CO, 11/2011 - Current
  • Performed train inspections, tests and procedures, completed associated paperwork and identified and documented train equipment defects.
  • Drove trains and operated engines and handled mechanical train operations including speed control.
  • Operated locomotives according to strict delivery and route schedules.
  • Conducted movement of rail cars and overall train and completed or verified air couplings and electrical connections between locomotives.
  • Prepared reports documenting locomotive issues.
  • Positioned train at originating station before scheduled departure time and performed switching assignments in cooperation with other departments.
  • Positioned and moved loads, responding to hand or audio signals from crew members.
Advance Auto Parts - Conductor
San Jose, CA, 06/2007 - Current
  • Directed crew members by employing flag or hand signals, lantern and radio communications.
  • Received and followed directions from train dispatchers.
  • Coupled air brakes and electrical connections between trains.
  • Inspected switches on daily basis.
  • Upheld tight deadlines for delivery of freight.
  • Communicated with dispatchers regarding trains' routes, timetables and cargoes.
  • Used hand signals to alert engineers of emergencies, stops or starts, train movement and general directions.
  • Operated controls to activate track switches and traffic signals.
  • Arranged removal of defective cars from trains at stations or stops.
  • Operated trains, adhered to route plans and maintained operations and repair schedules.
  • Performed emergency and regular maintenance on rail cars and trains during, before and after trips to optimize functionality.
  • Verified accuracy of timekeeping instruments with engineers to depart on time.
Taw - Electric Motor Mechanic
Lakeland, FL, 04/2004 - 05/2007
  • Kept workshop and bench area tidy and clean.
  • Followed company and manufacturer guidelines for completing repairs.
  • Documented work performed on each piece of machinery to back up customer invoices.
  • Used chemicals and high-pressure water systems to clean engines and equipment after repairs.
  • Filled out warranty claims with serial and model numbers.
  • Cleaned unit parts with cleaning solvents and buffing wheels.
  • Checked functioning of new equipment to evaluate system performance.
  • Utilized speed gauges and thermometers to test equipment for overheating.
  • Reassembled repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings.
  • Poured compounds into transformer-case terminal openings to seal out moisture.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points to meet precise specifications.
  • Monitored and adjusted processes or equipment to improve quality and productivity.
  • Measured, marked and indicated dimensions and reference points on materials.
  • Gauged and maintained tolerances on grinding diameters, depths, squareness and parallelism.
  • Calibrated machinery to optimize performance according to prescribed standards and specific project needs.
Kalen Electric - Electric Motor Mechanic/Machinist Apprentice
City, STATE, 04/1994 - 04/2004
  • Cleaned and organized work area daily, performing routine maintenance on machinery and observing safety guidelines to prepare workplace for safe and effective productivity.
  • Assisted with finishing processes, including cleaning and deburring material, maintenance and clean-up for each job.
  • Operated numerically-controlled machine tools to perform series of progressive machining operations on repetitive work to close and exact tolerances and precise finish specifications.
  • Operated overhead crane and forklift truck with trailer to move raw blocks and tooling for job preparations and job transitions for industrial machines.
  • Attended monthly training meetings to provide feedback on quality of instruction and report on training progress and personal improvement.
  • Managed scheduled hours, estimating hours accurately and communicating to supervisor estimated over or under hours.
  • Calculated dimensions or tolerances using micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Operated hand tools, drill presses, riveting machines and tap burners to safely produce projects.
  • Calibrated machinery to optimize performance according to prescribed standards and specific project needs.
  • Troubleshot and repaired machines to increase productivity and decrease spending.
  • Sharpened, replaced and tracked cutting tools to adhere to strict quality control and usage schedules.
  • Increased equipment lifespans by incorporating thorough preventive and corrective maintenance processes.
  • Kept workshop and bench area tidy and clean.
  • Followed company and manufacturer guidelines for completing repairs.
  • Documented work performed on each piece of machinery to back up customer invoices.
  • Used chemicals and high-pressure water systems to clean engines and equipment after repairs.
  • Filled out warranty claims with serial and model numbers.
  • Cleaned unit parts with cleaning solvents and buffing wheels.
  • Checked functioning of new equipment to evaluate system performance.
  • Utilized speed gauges and thermometers to test equipment for overheating.
  • Set up standard test apparatus or devices to test equipment circuitry and conduct functional, operational and environmental tests.
  • Reassembled repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings.
  • Assembled experimental circuitry or models according to engineering instructions, technical manuals and knowledge of electronic systems and components.
  • Poured compounds into transformer-case terminal openings to seal out moisture.
  • Refaced commutators and machine parts to specified tolerances.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lane Community College
  • Lane Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Conductor
  • Electric Motor Mechanic
  • Electric Motor Mechanic/Machinist Apprentice

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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