Car Barn Laborer

Drive streetcars to designated stations in car barns.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Car Barn Laborers do?

Drives streetcars to designated stations in car barn for servicing and storage, according to odometer reading, maintenance charts, and schedule of anticipated car needs: Compares odometer of streetcar with maintenance charts to ascertain if car requires greasing, cleaning, or replacement of equipment, such as motors or compressors. Reads daily car schedule to ascertain number of cars required for next day’s run. Drives streetcars to their designated tracks. Records number of cars sent to repair station, servicing needed, and number of units available for use.


Should I be a Car Barn Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.

  • How to become a Car Barn Laborer

    Most Car Barn Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ocaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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