Railway Car Technicians ensure that trains, streetcars, and subway trains are working correctly. They are responsible for inspecting passenger and freight cars for damage and making necessary repairs. This means working with any of the parts involved in the inner/outer works of a rail car, including compressors, air valves, piping, air cylinders, passenger seats, windows, and washrooms.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Railway Car Technician (268R)?
Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of up to $25.00 per hour.
Railway Car Technician (268R)
|Do you have good manual dexterity and a good eye for detail?|
|Are you interested in trains and automobiles?|
|Are you able to lift 50lbs comfortably?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you comfortable working indoors and outdoors?|
|Would you enjoy interacting with site supervisors, customers, suppliers, co-workers and other tradespeople to get the job done?|
|Do you like keeping things maintained and in good working order?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Railway Car Technician may be for you!
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