Railway and yard locomotive engineers

Railway and yard locomotive engineers

NOC
7361

Operate railway locomotives to transport passengers and freight, or move locomotives within railway yards and other industrial establishments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

15
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$116,818
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

80
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

83%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Railway locomotive engineers operate railway locomotives to transport passengers and freight. They are employed by railway transport companies. Yard locomotive engineers operate locomotives within yards of railway, industrial or other establishments. They are employed by railway transport companies and industrial or commercial users of rail transport.

Main Duties

Railway 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.

Also Known As

  • locomotive engineer - railway
  • railway engineer
  • switch engineer - railway
  • transfer hostler - railway
  • yard engineer - railway
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
0.0%
25-34
36.4%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
45.5%
55-64
18.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
30.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
53.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
15.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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Transportation and warehousing
0.0%
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0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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18.20%
Northeast
18.20%
Southeast
63.60%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

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Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$116,818

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$106,232

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$116,818

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$92,744

Canada

$107,313
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

15
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

44
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

40