Car Chaser

Direct movement of grain-freight cars in plant yard.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$34,000 – $76,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Car Chasers do?

Directs movement of grain-freight cars in plant yard, and selects cars for grain loading: Signals railroad crew and plant workers to move cars in specified sequence to meet grain loading and unloading schedules. Marks or points out cars for use. Walks along tracks on railroad siding to examine empty grain cars to ascertain size, type, and cleanliness. Selects cars for future loading and prepares list of car numbers.


Should I be a Car Chaser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Car Spotter

    How to become a Car Chaser

    Most Car Chasers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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