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Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Job Information

Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.


  • Opportunities are expected to be good for qualified applicants since a large number of workers are expected to retire or leave these occupations from 2008 to 2018.
  • 76 percent of these workers are members of unions, and earnings are relatively high.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $40,990/yr ($20.50/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma