Engineer, Locomotive, MVL

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# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


The position of Engineer Locomotive MVL, with SOC LLC, A Day and Zimmermann Company, is located at the Hawthorne Army Depot, near the modest, west central Nevada, “High-desert, mountain-side”, community of Hawthorne. Interested applicants are invited to search on-line sites for additional information regarding the renowned Hawthorne Army Depot. (Note: SOC Nevada LLC typically does not deploy personnel overseas.)

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Hawthorne Army Depot, known as “The Largest ammunition storage facility in the world,” is centrally located near the modest community of Hawthorne, Nevada, at the base of 11,000 ft. Mt. Grant and at the south end of large and historical Walker Lake on Highway 95. We are located within a comfortable 1 to 2 hour drive of numerous communities and cities, located in Northern Nevada and Northern California, including South Lake Tahoe, Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Fernley and Sparks, all of which offer abundant opportunities and access to high quality shopping, recreation, health care, education and entertainment.

HWAD, is also located near the East Gate to Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Heavenly and Mt. Rose ski resorts, and a comfortable 4 -5 hour drive North West of Las Vegas , NV. For our outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant opportunities nearby for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, ATV/UTV and other sports.  

Interested applicants with questions are encouraged to contact the SOC Human Resources office at 775-945-7582, Monday through-Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.



  • Operates diesel electric locomotives and related equipment. Manipulates brake lever, throttle, reverse lever, and air brakes to operate train.
  • Reviews and interprest train orders or switching orders; complies with operating time table, rule book, and other specific instructions. Completes applicable operations reports.
  • Observes train speed in yard or in cab. Operates in accordance with railroad rules and regulations. Observes stop or lantern signals from brakeman or conductor and move controls to drive locomotive backward or forward to switch and couple cars.
  • Performs pre-trip inspections, exterior assemblies, and parts of locomotive to determine operating condition. Performs general housekeeping duties. Follow Safety Data Sheet guidelines for handling, storage, and disposal of Hazardous Materials. Completes applicable maintenance forms.
  • Relocates forklifts to various storage facilities, production buildings and work sites timley and safely.



Education: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required. Technical training and certification in train operations is required.


Length of Experience: One (1) year as a train engineer.


Certifications: Must be able to obtain US Army certification to operate train locomotives and equipment. Must be able to obtain and maintain all certifications as required by SOC's Master Training Plan.


Licenses/Registration: Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Nevada driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of security clearance as well as a clearance through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF).


Other: Must be able to perform work duties, routinely, in a safe and effective manner, remaining alert and aware of potential work/safety hazards at all time, and especially alert while performing safety sensitive duties.


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