Car Trimmer

Install interior fixtures in railroad cars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Car Trimmers do?

Installs interior fixtures in railroad cars, using handtools and portable power tools: Positions and bolts seats in place, using wrench. Bolts door tracks and posts to side of car, using impact wrench. Guides door into tracks, using hoist. Positions and fastens windows in casings, using screwdrivers. Rubs paraffin over window guides to ensure smooth operation. Installs and aligns steps and ladders, using wrenches, jacks, hoist, and sledge. Measures to determine location of other fixtures, such as curtains, handles, signal cords, and door hardware, using gauges, and secures fixtures in place, using screwdrivers and portable power tools.

Should I be a Car Trimmer?

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

  • Also known as: Bug Trimmer, Casket Trimmer, Chair Trimmer, Door Trimmer, Feather Trimmer, Hoof Trimmer, Insole-Cloth Trimmer See More

    How to become a Car Trimmer

    Car Trimmers 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. Check out these schools offering Car Trimmer-related education!
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