Car Construction Superintendent

Coordinate the workers engaged in constructing railroad freight cars.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$53,000 – $148,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Car Construction Superintendents do?

Coordinates, through subordinates, activities of workers engaged in constructing and repairing railroad freight cars: Reviews plans for construction of new cars and reports of cars requiring repairs and confers with subordinate department supervisors to estimate time, supplies, human resources, and equipment required to complete work. Schedules work to departments, such as metal, paint, or structural shops. Reviews progress reports and reschedules work for departments completing work in order to meet schedule deadlines. Recommends salvaging or scrapping of cars. Interprets and enforces company safety rules, building codes, and regulations.


Should I be a Car Construction Superintendent?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Superintendent, Car Construction

    How to Become a
    Car Construction Superintendent

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