Locomotive Switch Operator Resume Sample

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  • Mr Jacob Phillips
  • 881, New Road,
  • Los Angeles, California, 6883,
  • United States
  • (555)-555-0112
  • example+j.phillips@1001sampleresumes.com
  • Ladak Inc
  • Los Angeles, California
  • April 2018 - April 2021
  • Locomotive Switch Operator
    • Signaled locomotive engineers to start or stop trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or radio communication.
    • Inspected couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and handbrakes to ensure that they are securely fastened and functioning properly.
    • Climbed ladders to tops of cars to set brakes.
    • Refueled and lubricated engines.
    • Adjusted controls to regulate air-conditioning, heating, and lighting on trains for comfort of passengers.
  • Stewart & Sons
  • Los Angeles, California
  • October 2015 - April 2018
  • Assistant Locomotive Switch Operator
    • Observed signals from other crewmembers so that work activities can be coordinated.
    • Raised levers to couple and uncouple cars for makeup and breakup of trains.
    • Operated and drove locomotives, diesel switch engines, dinkey engines, flatcars, and railcars in train yards and at industrial sites.
    • Watched for and relayed traffic signals to start and stop cars during shunting.
    • Connected air hoses to cars, using wrenches.
  • Willis Group
  • Los Angeles, California
  • October 2013 - October 2015
  • Trainee Locomotive Switch Operator
    • Answered questions from passengers concerning train rules, stations, and timetable information.
    • Recorded numbers of cars available, numbers of cars sent to repair stations, and types of service needed.
    • Rode atop cars that have been shunted, and turned handwheels to control speeds or stopped cars at specified positions.
    • Inspected tracks, cars, and engines for defects and to determine service needs, sending engines and cars for repairs as necessary.
    • Climbed ladders to tops of cars to set brakes.
  • High School Diploma
  • Mechanical And Technical Studies
  • Brown High School
  • Los Angeles, California
  • December 2010 - June 2013
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • The ability to see details at a distance.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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