Car Inspector

Inspect railroad cars or streetcars at terminals.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $108,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Car Inspectors do?

Inspects railroad cars or streetcars at terminals for damage, such as broken windows, jammed doors, defective locks, worn or damaged seats, and malfunctioning rest room facilities. Notifies train dispatcher if damage requires car to be moved to shop for repair. May make minor repairs.

Should I be a Car Inspector?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Car Body Inspector, Industrial Clerk, Marine Cargo Inspector, Passenger-Car Inspector, Street Car Inspector

    How to become a Car Inspector

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