Rail Car Repairers
On the Job
Rail Car Repairers work on railroad cars. They diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul problems with all types of railroad cars. They may work on railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Align equipment or machinery.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install hardware or other interior fixtures.
- Install vehicle parts or accessories.
- Paint surfaces or equipment.
- Remove parts or components from equipment.
- Rewire electrical or electronic systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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