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Jacobs Railroad, Locomotive, Yard Engineer in Bremerton, Washington

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Wage: $35.81

We are looking for an experienced Railroad Locomotive Yard Engineer to join our team. This position coordinates activities of switch - engine crew within railroad yard, or similar locations within Naval Base Kitsap near Silverdale & Poulsbo. Regular hours Monday-Friday with overtime available. Rewarding work with purpose – over 50 employees with 20+ years longevity proves it!

Competitive pay and top-shelf benefits package supporting our national defense. Our facilities team serves a diverse range of high-value national strategic missions, including all types of submarines, aircraft carriers, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Benefits package with United Steelworkers valued at over $10+ / hour includes:

  • Paid vacation. Two weeks at one year, grows to three weeks after five years and four weeks after ten

  • Personal Leave 1 hour of paid Personal/Sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

  • Pension and 401K

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • 11 Paid Holidays

Summary/General Description Of Job:

The Locomotive Railroad Yard Engineer coordinates activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, or similar location. Reviews train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Operates electric, diesel‑electric, steam, or gas‑turbine‑electric locomotive, interpreting train orders, block or semaphore signals, and railroad rules and regulations, to transport freight in a safe manner.

  • Inspects locomotive before run begins to insure it is equipped with fuel, sand, water, and other supplies.

  • Operates throttle, air brakes, and other controls to operate locomotive based on signals received from Conductor.

  • Observes track to see that it is clear of obstacles at all times. Inspects locomotive after run to detect damaged or defective equipment.

  • Prepares reports to explain accidents, unscheduled stops, or delays as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment. Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

Accountable For:

  • The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the Railroad Yard Engineer field.

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost-effective performance of duties.

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Having the ability to work well under pressure.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):


  • Two years’ experience in locomotive operation within the past 10 years.

  • Must have sufficient training and familiarity with railroad locomotives to be able to obtain certification and licensing by the U.S. Government as a Locomotive Engineer for the type and size of locomotives used on SUBASE.

  • Must obtain and maintain required explosives certifications when assigned to ordnance operations.

  • Must meet and maintain company physical and security requirements, including clearance eligibility when required.

  • Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment.

  • Valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving record

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .