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Locomotive Supervisor

Supervise workers in the repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives.

What does a Locomotive Supervisor do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in repair and maintenance of railroad locomotives: Reads management and engineering reports of locomotive problems or malfunctions to determine repairs to be made. Assigns duties to workers based on worker abilities and nature of required repairs. Observes progress of work to ensure adherence to prescribed procedures and adherence to company and governmental standards. Directs workers to perform preventive maintenance of locomotive components, such as diesel engine, frame and housing, electrical system, and air brakes. Monitors stock of replacement parts to detect shortages of parts needed for future repair and maintenance, and requisitions needed parts. Examines shop equipment, such as welding machine and engine simulators, to verify that equipment meets safety and performance standards. Notifies specified personnel of shop equipment malfunctions. Patrols work sites to observe methods, to inspect safety equipment, and to ensure compliance with company, union, and governmental regulations. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.