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  • 1) Controls dinkey engine powered by electric, gasoline, steam, compressed air, or diesel engine to transport and shunt cars at industrial establishment or mine: Controls movement of dinkey that transports coal, rock, timber, slag, or supplies by moving power controls and brake levers.

  • 2) Signals BRAKE HOLDER by hand or whistle to couple cars.

  • 3) Positions cars for loading or unloading according to signals of DUMPER.

  • 4) Inspects engine at beginning and end of shift.

  • 5) May move levers to open or tilt cars to dump materials.

  • 6) May throw switches and couple cars.

  • 7) May fuel and lubricate engine.

  • 8) May inspect track for defects and assist in repairing track and installing additional rails and ties.

  • 9) May be designated according to kind of power used as Dinkey Operator, Compressed Air; according to work area as Dinkey Operator, Mine; or material hauled as Dinkey Operator, Slag; Dinkey Operator, Slate.

  • 10) May operate flatcar equipped with derrick and be designated Derrick-Car Operator.

  • 11) May operate railcar to transport personnel and equipment in area of logging camp and be designated Rail-Car Operator.




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DOT:   919.663-014

Job Number: 2923