Car Icer

Fill bunkers of railroad refrigerator cars with ice to preserve foodstuffs.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Car Icers do?

Fills bunkers of railroad refrigerator cars with ice and rock salt to preserve foodstuffs, such as citrus fruits, bananas, and meat, during shipment. Breaks up blocks of ice, using bar and pick. May blow crushed ice over perishable products, using ice crushing machine equipped with blower device.


Should I be a Car Icer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Car Salter, Refrigerator-Car Icer

    How to become a Car Icer

    Most Car Icers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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