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Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

Operate railroad track switches.

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High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment.
  • Climb ladders or vehicles to perform duties.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Record operational or production data.
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