LIRC Locomotive Engineer/Non-Certified Engineer

Employer:  Louisville & Indiana
Location:  Jeffersonville, IN

Position Summary 

U.S. Military Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply; military experience may provide effective experience as a substitute for previous railroad experience.

The Locomotive Engineer | Non-Certified Engineer (“Engineer”) operates locomotives and railcars safely, effectively and efficiently and in compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, policies & procedures.


  • To be qualified, applicants must live within or relocate to an affordable commuting distance from Jeffersonville, Indiana. Job assignment may be switched to Columbus, IN based on seniority.
  • Previous freight railroad experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience working outdoors, operating heavy equipment, driving tractor trailers or working in a trade is required.
  • Any employment offer for Engineer or Non-Certified Engineer position is contingent on results of pre-employment interview, reading/aptitude tests, background check, physical capabilities test, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, and a pre-employment medical exam.
  • Ability to read and speak English clearly. Ability to read and transmit via multiple media including written, radio and computer equipment.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Due to anticipated regulatory mandates and requirements, all new hired employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or legally entitled to an accommodation as a condition of employment. In some circumstances, employees may be given up to 30 calendar days after their start date to become fully vaccinated. If you accept an offer from the Company, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be approved for an accommodation prior to your start date or at a time otherwise designated by the Company. Failure to meet this qualification standard will result in the Company rescinding your offer of employment or termination of employment.


  • Requires regular and timely attendance; work may be on 24-hour on-call basis, 7 days a week, consistent and in accordance with FRA regulatory requirements.
  • The Engineer operates locomotives and railcars effectively and efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable government regulations, company rules and policies, and safe job procedures.
  • Communicates with Non-Certified Engineer(s), Dispatchers, other employees, railroad officials, and customers in accordance with applicable government and Company rules and regulations.
  • Complies with instructions of Non-Certified Engineer concerning general management of the train.
  • Requires crew members in the locomotive cab to keep a constant and vigilant lookout and to confirm accuracy of all signals and warning devices, switch positions and track conditions.

Work Environment 

  • Works primarily outside; may be subject to various temperatures and conditions which may include extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, and snow.
  • Walking on elevated surfaces, slopes, and uneven surfaces including ballast.
  • Exposure to high noise level, moving mechanical parts, and moving equipment.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases, oil, and grease.
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Requires wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, steel-toed boots, ear and eye protection, high visibility wear, etc.


$24.45 during training. Hourly rates are specified by union contract.


The Company provides excellent benefits including paid vacation, personal days, 401k retirement plan, group term life insurance, and medical/dental care insurance. Railroad workers are covered by a federal railroad retirement program. Railroad retirement benefits are determined by years of service in the railroad industry and the age of the employee when he retires. For more information about railroad retirement please see website.

How to Apply

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