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Yard Engineer Salary
in Rhode Island, United States

$54,924 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$983

Average Bonus

Last updated: March 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Yard Engineer is $54,924 a year and $26 an hour in Rhode Island, United States. The average salary range for a Yard Engineer is between $40,286 and $67,163. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Rhode Island, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Drives switching locomotive within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to switch railroad cars for loading, unloading, and makeup or breakup of trains: reads switching orders received from conductor, yard.
  • Observes traffic signals in yard or in cab and operates locomotive in accordance with railroad rules and regulations.
  • Observes arm or lantern signals from yard coupler or switch tender and moves controls to drive locomotive backwards or forwards to switch and couple cars.
  • May assist in cleaning and lubricating engine.
  • May talk to conductor, yard or other yard workers via radio-telephone to give or receive switching information.
  • May be designated according to type of locomotive driven as locomotive engineer, gasoline.
  • May operate switching diesel engine and be designated engineer, remote control, diesel.
  • When employed by establishment other than railroad to operate switching locomotive at industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location, may be designated industrial-locomotive operator.
Yard Engineer Job Prevalence in Rhode Island, United States

Job family: Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Job family population: 6,140

Estimated population of Yard Engineer jobs: 1,685

Rate of error: 23.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$63,673
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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Yard Engineer Job Listings for Rhode Island, United States

Yardman - Rhode Island
Feb 8
North Kingstown, United States
Riverhead Building Supply Corp.
Responsible for helping in yard, making loads, loading and unloading material, putting away stock, and cutting engineered lumber. Heavier lifting and chain saw operation required. Position requires ...
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