Rail Car Repairers


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.
Also called: Rail Car Mechanic, Rail Car Repairer, Rail Car Repairman, Rail Car Welder

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • design
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Business
  • management
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Technical
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Innovation
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Data base user interface and query software
  • WheelShop Automation.com Wheel Shop Management Suite

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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