DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers
Occupational Description:Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars. Excludes “Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 11 - 7 County Twin Cities||30||8||$18.47/hr||$0.73/hr||$13.82/hr||$15.90/hr||$18.33/hr||$21.57/hr||$23.13/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines||1,340||$26.26/hr||N/A|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||210||$22.10/hr||N/A|
|Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||180||$30.11/hr||N/A|
|Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics||180||$18.35/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Rail Car Repairers
- Repairs, reassembles, and replaces defective parts, metal sections, or components, using handtools, torque wrench, power tools, and welding equipment.
- Disassembles units, such as water pump, control valve, governor, distributor, windshield wiper motor, compressor and roller bearings.
- Replaces defective wiring and insulation, and tightens electrical connections, using hand tools.
- Cleans units and components, using compressed air blower.
- Records condition of cars, repairs made, and other repair work to be performed.
- Removes locomotive, car mechanical unit, or other component, using pneumatic hoist and jack, pinch bar, hand tools, and cutting torch.
- Tests electric systems of cars, using ammeter and by operating light and signal switches.
- Measures diameter of axle wheel seats, using micrometer, and marks dimension on axle for boring of wheels to specified dimensions.
- Measures sections and drills holes to prepare replacement sections for reassembly.
- Repairs window sash frames, attaches weather stripping, and channels to frame, and replaces window glass, using hand tools.
- Adjusts repaired or replaced units as needed, following diagrams.
- Tests units before and after repairs for operability.
- Examines car roof for wear and damage and repairs defective sections, using roofing material, cement, nails, and waterproof paint.
- Installs and repairs interior flooring, fixtures, walls, plumbing, steps, and platforms.
- Inspects components, such as bearings, seals, gaskets, wheels, truck and brake assemblies, air cylinder reservoirs, valves, and coupler assemblies.
- Aligns car sides, for installation of car ends and crossties, using width gauge, turnbuckle, and wrench.