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  NOC 7361 – Railway and yard locomotive engineers

To apply under NOC-7361 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Railway and yard locomotive engineers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Railway and yard locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate locomotives to transport passengers and freight on railways
  • Operate communication systems to communicate with train crews and traffic controllers to ensure safe operation and scheduling of trains
  • Inspect assigned locomotives and test operating controls and equipment.

Yard locomotive engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate locomotives to switch, couple and uncouple cars for loading and unloading
  • Perform switching operations according to written switching orders or dispatched instructions
  • Inspect locomotives, replenish fuel or perform routine maintenance on locomotives.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Railway and yard locomotive engineers

NOC 7361 – Railway and yard locomotive engineers: example titles.

  • diesel locomotive engineer – railway
  • engineer trainee, railway
  • engineer, passenger train locomotive
  • engineer, railway locomotives
  • freight train engineer
  • hostler, railway
  • industrial locomotive engineer
  • locomotive engineer – railway
  • locomotive hostler
  • passenger train engineer
  • railway engineer
  • railway engineer trainee
  • railway hostler
  • railway locomotive engineer
  • switch engineer – railway
  • train engineer
  • transfer hostler – railway
  • yard engineer – railway
  • yard locomotive engineer – railway

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a conductor is required for railway locomotive engineers and may be required for yard locomotive engineers.
  • Experience as a railway yard worker may be required for yard locomotive engineers.
  • Railway locomotive engineers require a Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate.

Additional Information

  • Mobility between railway transport companies or between establishments employing locomotive engineers may be limited due to seniority provisions of collective agreements.


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