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"Railroad Inspector"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Inspect railroad equipment, roadbed, and track to ensure safe transport of people or cargo.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Railroad Inspector"

1) Inspects signals and track wiring to determine continuity of electrical connections.

2) Examines roadbed, switches, fishplates, rails, and ties to detect damage or wear.

 

3) Replaces defective brake rod pins and tightens safety appliances.

4) Notifies train dispatcher of railcar to be moved to shop for repair.

5) Makes minor repairs.

 

6) Packs brake bearings with grease.

7) Examines locomotives and cars to detect damage or structural defects.

8) Inspects and tests completed work.

9) Operates switches to determine working conditions.

10) Tests and synchronizes rail-flaw-detection machine, using circuit tester and hand tools, and reloads machine with paper and ink.

11) Starts machine and signals worker to operate rail-detector car.

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12) Prepares reports on repairs made and equipment, railcars, or roadbed needing repairs.

13) Tags rail cars needing immediate repair.

14) Fills paint container on rail-detector car used to mark section of defective rail with paint.

 

15) Directs crews to repair or replace defective equipment or to re-ballast roadbed.

16) Places lanterns or flags in front and rear of train to signal that inspection is being performed.

17) Seals leaks found during inspection that can be sealed with caulking compound.

Job Description for "Railroad Inspector" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Railroad Inspector"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  53-6051.04


 

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