Locomotive Engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Self-motivated Locomotive Engineer offering 27-year background interpreting train orders, monitoring gauges and meters and diagnosing minor breakdowns. Analytical and determined professional with proven communication and troubleshooting skills. Expertise in locomotive inspection and train assembly and disassembly. Certified in air brakes and hazmat handling with thorough knowledge of train handling. Hobby level machinist and gunsmith with over six years of experience and a pending FFL for firearms manufacturing. Passionate about metal working in general. Over 30 years of intermittent experience operating heavy equipment such as forklifts, loaders, etc. Can learn to operate any type of machinery or equipment. I joined the Army in April of 1991 and was honorably discharged in April of 1994. After basic training I had a twelve month tour in Korea. The rest of my active tour was served at Ft Cambell Kentucky.

  • Refueling
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Brake examination tests
  • Two-way communication device use
  • Electric freight locomotives
  • Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) equipment operation
  • On-board inspections
  • Yard operations
  • Car coupling
  • Brake control operation
  • Track Switch Operation
  • Department of Transportation Regulations
  • Engine tests
  • Train control apparatus tests
  • Emergency Response
  • Safety rules and regulations
  • Switching maneuvers
Work History
12/1994 to 07/2021 Locomotive Engineer Genesee & Wyoming | Petersburg, IN,
  • Moved controls such as throttles and air brakes to drive electric, diesel-electric, steam or gas-turbine-electric locomotives.
  • Examined locomotives to verify adequate fuel, sand, water and other supplies before each run.
  • Maneuvered locomotives to transport freight or passengers between stations.
  • Inspected locomotives for operational readiness by making FRA and company-required checks and tests.
  • Conferred with conductors and traffic control center personnel via radio phones to issue and receive information concerning stops, delays and oncoming trains.
  • Interpreted and relayed hand and lantern signals affecting movement of train and controlled speed and clearance distance of cars.
  • Worked with conductors and assistants to drive locomotives safely.
  • Inspected locomotives before and after runs.
  • Checked speed and air pressure of locomotive at various points throughout route.
  • Observed tracks to detect obstructions such as debris and weather related obstructions.
  • Operated locomotives to transport freight and other materials.
  • Added or detached loads by coupling or uncoupling cars.
  • Implemented safe environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures..
  • Climbed on and off locomotives and cars to set or release hand brakes, couple and uncouple air hoses between rail cars and remove and replace broken knuckles.
01/2018 to 08/2019 Truck Driver Wayne Farms, Inc. | Jack, AL,
  • Dropped and hooked trailers and changed configuration of equipment.
  • Completed regular inspections and maintenance actions, as well as basic equipment repairs, to keep equipment operating at peak levels.
  • Inspected trucks for malfunctions and reported vehicles to management for corrective action.
  • Completed preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on vehicles.
  • Minimized delays by planning and adjusting routes to account for changing weather and traffic conditions.
  • Maintained daily, legible DOT log book and submitted corresponding documents.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by following regulations and safety procedures, resulting in zero accidents.
  • Clearly communicated with dispatchers to give updated information on estimated times of arrival and latest road conditions.
  • Operated with safety and skill to avoid accidents and delays.
01/2017 to 12/2018 Implement Mechanic Department Of The Interior | De Kalb, IL,
  • Performed diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures to find and identify root causes of mechanical issues.
  • Replaced damaged, missing or defective parts with new and refurbished components.
  • Disassembled defective parts to make proper repairs.
  • Kept equipment in good working order by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and maintaining supplies.
  • Followed established safety procedures and techniques when working under lifted vehicles.
  • Consulted manuals, technical documentation and repair tree charts for further information prior to conducting fixes.
  • Maintained functionality and reliability of engines, machines and systems through regular diagnostic checks.
  • Ordered repair parts quickly to prevent delays in projects and repair work.
  • Tested newly installed equipment to determine proper functionality and compliance with regulations.
05/2016 to 10/2016 Maintenance Worker Hi Pro Feeds | City, STATE,
  • Completed daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment to maintain records of scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Used various equipment to remove snow and sprinkled rock salt on walkways to prevent falls.
  • Followed safety precautions to avoid personal injury and provide safe work environment.
  • Removed outdoor debris and yard clippings into receptacles to properly maintain grounds.
  • Determined new technique to streamline maintenance processes to increase workflow.
  • Inspected fire extinguisher equipment on state-mandated schedule.
  • Quickly responded to internal service calls regarding malfunctioning equipment and completed repairs.
  • Troubleshot equipment breakdowns and performed preventive maintenance.
  • Maintained, utilized, tracked and reported inventory of various products, tools and equipment.
  • Cleaned and lubricated parts to keep equipment operating at peak performance.
  • Checked for storm damage around property and contacted management with findings.
  • Removed damaged portions of walls, walkways, partitions and other similar structures in preparation for repairs.
  • Performed electrical and mechanical repairs of production equipment to minimize downtime.
  • Tested electrical continuity and electrical wiring by using ohmmeter and circuit tester.
  • Maintained high standards of efficiency and safety during analysis and troubleshooting of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Partnered with facility management to successfully complete projects within anticipated deadlines.
  • Followed work orders and specifications for machine and equipment replacement, repair or maintenance.
  • Modified unsafe safety equipment to bring within safety standards.
  • Conducted repairs on cow feed production equipment to return machines and tools to functionality.
04/1991 to 04/1994 Infantryman (11B) US Army | , ,
  • Constructed and camouflaged infantry positions and equipment to prevent detection.
  • Briefed squad leaders on readiness, equipment status and enemy locations on real time basis to enable sound decision making.
  • Trained in use of tear gas, passive ordnance and explosives.
  • Performed as fire team member during situational training exercises and infantry dismounted battle drills.
  • Patrolled designated coverage areas and evaluated terrain for defensive use.
  • Researched targets developed by various modes of intelligence to determine relevance to mission objectives and usefulness in field operations.
Expected in 05/1986 Diploma | General Studies Farwell High School, Farwell, TX, GPA:
  • Cdl License - since 2018

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School Attended

  • Farwell High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Truck Driver
  • Implement Mechanic
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Infantryman (11B)


  • Diploma

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