• Rail Car Repairers
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,890
    $43,720 range bar $72,100
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians, also called mechanics, inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.

What do they typically do

  • Inspect components such as bearings, seals, gaskets, wheels, and coupler assemblies to determine if they need repairs
  • Repair or replace defective or worn parts such as bearings, pistons, and gears, using hand tools, torque wrenches, power tools, and welding equipment
  • Perform scheduled maintenance, and clean units and components
  • Remove locomotives, car mechanical units, or other components using pneumatic hoists and jacks, pinch bars, hand tools, and cutting torches
  • Adjust repaired or replaced units as needed to make sure they operate correctly
  • Record conditions of cars and repair and maintenance work performed or to be performed
  • Inspect interior and exterior of rail cars coming into rail yards to identify defects and determine the extent of wear and damage
  • Test units for operability before and after repairs

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Openings 36

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