Control movement of railroad or mine cars.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Car Droppers do?
Controls movement of railroad or mine cars to position cars for loading or unloading at sidings, loading chutes, tipples, or scales, performing any combination of following tasks: Pushes or rides cars down slope. Guides and stops cars by switching, applying brakes, or placing scotches between wheel and rail. Uncouples and positions railroad car under loading chutes by inserting pinch bar under car wheels, using bar as fulcrum and lever to move car. Hooks cable to car and controls cable drum brake to ease car down incline. Opens and closes bottom doors of cars to dump contents. May assist in cleaning and preparing cars for loading.
Should I be a Car Dropper?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Car Mover, Car Runner, Clay Carman, Cloth Carrier, Coal Carrier, Coal Whipper, Dragman, Dray Driver, Drayman
How to become a Car Dropper
Car Droppers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job.
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