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Rail Car Repairer Job Description

Summary

Responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, and completing repairs on rail cars. Overhauls railroad rolling stock, mine cars, and rail cars.

Primary responsibilities

  • Adjust and repair rail cars, rolling stock, and mine cars.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and drawings.
  • Clean and lubricate parts.
  • Diagnose and identify malfunctions.
  • Inspect, repair, and replace defective or worn parts, such as bearings, pistons, and gears.
  • Test major components using computers and tools.
  • Test and operate engines, hydraulics, and electrical systems.
  • Reassemble heavy equipment.
  • Repair large equipment.
  • Service locomotives, subway cars, and rolling stock.
  • Repair pistons, and gears, using hand tools, torque wrenches, power tools, and welding equipment.
  • Record condition of cars.
  • Remove locomotives using hoists, jacks, and pinch bars.
  • Inspect bearings, seals, gaskets, wheels, and coupler assemblies to determine if repairs are needed.
  • Clean units and components.
  • Ensure proper operation.
  • Repair and install wood writings.
  • Maintain electronic controls for propulsion.

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