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Air compressor Mechanic Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair railroad-car air compressors and compressor motors, following wiring diagrams using handtools
  • Disassemble compressor examines parts for wear or breakage
  • Clean parts installs new piston rings wrist pins
  • Replace worn bearings, armatures, field coils, gears, and pinions in electric motors, following wiring diagram
  • Reassemble compressor and connects compressor to compressed air electrical outlets to test operation.

Air valve Repairer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair compressed-air valves, like triple-air valves, cutoff valves, and retainer valves, using handtools, power tools, and measuring instruments according to specifications
  • Disassemble valves, using power wrench and cleans parts with gasoline airhose
  • Measure parts, like gaskets, valve seats, pistons and slides for conformance to federal company specifications, using gauges
  • Scrape, grinds, and polishes metal contacting surfaces to make surfaces airtight, using rasps emery polishing cloths
  • Replace defective parts reassembles valves.

Car body Inspector Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following tasks to inspect and repair streetcar bodies, following blueprints and wiring diagrams using handtools, power tools, and electrical test equipment
  • Examine car roof for wear and damage repairs defective sections, using specified roofing material, cement, nails and waterproof paint
  • Cuts sheet metal strips bolts strips to sign frame joints, installs glass panes and trims frayed or torn sign material to repair streetcar route signs, using handtools
  • Test current continuity of car wiring, using ammeter
  • Engage controls to drive streetcar specified distance and pushes light signal switches to test electrical system of car
  • Replace defective wiring and insulation tightens electrical connections, using handtools
  • Glue ends of window sash frames together, screws weather stripping brass channels to frame, and installs glass panes to repair window sashes, using handtools
  • Unbolt defective slats from frame and front gate of lifeguard, drills boltholes in new slats and bolts slats in place, using power wrench drill
  • Remove defective sandbox from beneath platform of car, fills new box with sand, and installs box on car, using handtools
  • Record condition of car, repairs made, and work to be performed by repair shop
  • May be designated according to specific activity performed as Car-Roof Repairer railroad equip. , Destination-Sign Repairer railroad equip. , Electrical Inspector railroad equip. , Sash Repairer railroad equip. , Streetcar Sandbox And Lifeguard-Unit Repairer railroad equip. .

Car body inspector Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform any combination of following tasks to assist Streetcar Repairer railroad equip. in repairing streetcar bodies, using handtools
  • Tighten loose bolts and screws replaces worn or broken stirrups, using handtools
  • Replace or tightens worn or loose weather stripping on windows, using handtools
  • Repair torn upholstery, using needle thread
  • Lubricate car, using oil gun
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Car Construction Superintendent Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate, through subordinates, activities of workers engaged in constructing repairing railroad freight cars
  • Review plans for construction of new cars and reports of cars requiring repairs confers with subordinate department supervisors to estimate time, supplies, human resources and equipment required to complete work
  • Schedule work to departments, like metal, paint, or structural shops
  • Review progress reports reschedules work for departments completing work in order to meet schedule deadlines
  • Recommend salvaging or scrapping of cars
  • Interpret enforces company safety rules, building codes, and regulations.

Car Inspector Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Inspect railroad cars or streetcars at terminals for damage, like broken windows, jammed doors, defective locks, worn or damaged seats, and malfunctioning rest room facilities
  • Notify train dispatcher if damage requires car to be moved to shop for repair

Car Installations Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in installing doors, walls, flooring, insulation, heaters, ventilators, generators, and other equipment and materials in exteriors interiors of railroad cars
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Car Scrubber Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Clean surfaces of railroad cars preparatory to painting
  • Strip car of articles, like sign frames, signal cords, curtains, seat cushions and window frames, using handtools
  • Sweep or blows dirt from car, using broom or airhose
  • Scrub surfaces of car, using brush, sponge, and cleaning solution
  • Rubs varnished surfaces of car, after painting, with powdered pumice stone cloth to attain smooth even finish
  • Scrape excess paint from window glass, using sharp edged instrument
  • May sand surface areas to remove paint, using emery cloth, and sandpaper
  • May mask areas not to be painted, using tape masking liquid.

Car Trimmer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Install interior fixtures in railroad cars, using handtools portable power tools
  • Position bolts seats in place, using wrench
  • Bolt door tracks posts to side of car, using impact wrench
  • Guide door into tracks, using hoist
  • Position fastens windows in casings, using screwdrivers
  • Rubs paraffin over window guides to make sure smooth operation
  • Install and aligns steps ladders, using wrenches, jacks, hoist, and sledge
  • Measure to define location of other fixtures, like curtains, handles, signal cords, and door hardware, using gauges, and secures fixtures in place, using screwdrivers portable power tools.

Carpenter Railcar Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Install and repairs woodwork, like flooring, wall linings, sidings, posts, sills, and window sashes, in railcars, including freight cars cabooses
  • Inspect interior of railcar to detect broken, damaged, or cracked woodwork
  • Estimate amount kind of lumber required for repairs or installation
  • Measure and cuts required lumber and plywood materials to specified size, using ruler handsaw or power saw
  • Repair or replaces defective woodwork, using handtools
  • Install tongued-and-grooved or plywood flooring wall linings, using pneumatic squeezing, nailing, and stapling devices
  • Replace broken door window glass
  • May install aisle runners, rafters, and roof canvas to flooring and roofs of streetcars or cable cars be designated Carpenter, Streetcar railroad equip. .

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