Locomotive Supervisor

Supervise workers in the repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $91,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Locomotive Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives: Reads management and engineering reports of locomotive problems or malfunctions to determine repairs to be made. Assigns duties to workers based on worker abilities and nature of required repairs. Observes progress of work to ensure adherence to prescribed procedures and adherence to company and governmental standards. Directs workers to perform preventive maintenance of locomotive components, such as diesel engine, frame and housing, electrical system, and air brakes. Monitors stock of replacement parts to detect shortages of parts needed for future repair and maintenance, and requisitions needed parts. Examines shop equipment, such as welding machine and engine simulators, to verify that equipment meets safety and performance standards. Notifies specified personnel of shop equipment malfunctions. Patrols work sites to observe methods, to inspect safety equipment, and to ensure compliance with company, union, and governmental regulations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Locomotive Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Locomotive

    How to become a Locomotive Supervisor

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