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Rail Yard Engineer Resume

Rail yard engineers usually learn the insights of the work while doing it. Their daily tasks include coupling and switching locomotives, train cars, engines and other different parts and moving them within the rail yard. They usually do this by using a small locomotive called a dinkey and by operating track switches. They have to be attentive at different types of signals, flags, lights and position signals. They collaborate with conductors and rail engineers through radio-telephones or computerized devices in order to communicate relevant information.


Rail yard engineers may also have to perform minor repairs and maintenance tasks on engines. They also participate at the work of verifying the mechanical conditions of trains before and after each trip, they manipulate hand brakes and observe water and oil levels and steam pressure. Rail yard engineers have to stick to working schedules and perform their duties with responsibility in order to contribute to safe and proper operations with railroad equipment.

The resume of a rail yard engineer should include some engineering or mechanical training, the ability to drive rail engines and familiarity with railroad equipment and tools.

Sample Resume

Personal Details
Name: Carl Wasp
Birth date: 01.04.1970
Address and Contact Details: 8439 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: (202) 901-53625
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Driver's license: No


With a mechanical engineering diploma and a significant amount of years of experience as a rail yard engineer I consider myself to be qualified to occupy this position within your company. I am familiar with handling different types of engines, locomotives and train cars, with railroad rules and regulations, with interpreting rail orders and rail yard signals and performing repairs and maintenance tasks on rail equipment.


I wish to be a part of your team of rail professionals and contribute to your company's performative, safe and efficient services as a rail yard engineer. With my experience and knowledge I think I would be a great asset for your company.


Rail yard engineer with mechanical engineering training and experience looking for a similar position in your company.


  • mechanical and engineering skills,
  • familiarity with railroad equipment and devices and with railroad rules and regulations,
  • ability to interpret rail yard signals and train orders

Computer knowledge:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Capacity to work with computerized railroad devices

Work Experience:

Rail Yard Engineer, 1993-present

  • handling rail yard operations, such as switching engines, train cars and tracks, coupling locomotives and train cars,
  • performing repair and maintenance tasks,
  • contributing to the verification of the mechanical condition of the engine and the train before and after trips,
  • collaborating with rail personnel in order to ensure safe and efficient services

Education and Training:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Alberta University

As a rail yard engineer I have contributed to the safety of railroad users and personnel

Areas of interest:
engineering, mechanics, sciences

available upon request

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