Fill bunkers of railroad refrigerator cars with ice to preserve foodstuffs.
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
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
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.
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