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Locomotive Firers

Watch train instruments and keep an eye out for obstacles on train tracks.

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National Data
$31.82 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  -68.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate locomotives or other rail vehicles.
  • Monitor engine operation or functioning.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
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Job Title Examples:

Locomotive Engineer
Railroad Firer

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