Air Compressor Mechanic
Repair railroad-car air compressors and compressor motors.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Air Compressor Mechanics do?
Repairs railroad-car air compressors and compressor motors, following wiring diagrams and using handtools: Disassembles compressor and examines parts for wear or breakage. Cleans parts and installs new piston rings and wrist pins. Replaces worn bearings, armatures, field coils, gears, and pinions in electric motors, following wiring diagram. Reassembles compressor and connects compressor to compressed air and electrical outlets to test operation.
Should I be an Air Compressor Mechanic?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Also known as:
Coach Mechanic, Compressor Mechanic, Controller Mechanic
How to become an Air Compressor Mechanic
Most Air Compressor Mechanics have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or No College degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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