Delta System Freight-Car Cleaner

Clean freight cars at Delta system.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Delta System Freight-Car Cleaners do?

Performs any combination of following duties to clean freight cars at Delta system: Pushes buttons on control panel to activate track switches, conveyors, vacuum cleaner, warning siren, and winch. Hooks cable to string of cars and starts winch to move cars. Removes grain doors and places them on conveyor to storage area. Removes nails, cleats, crate bracings, and shipping paper from walls and floor, using clawhammer and crowbar. Tosses debris onto incinerator conveyor. Sweeps debris out car door into conveyor pit below track, using broom. Pushes and pulls vacuum cleaner nozzle over floor to remove debris, such as wood chips, sawdust, grain, flour, and powdered chemicals. Washes down ceiling and walls with water, using hose, to remove dust. Pushes button to route cleaned cars to side tracks.

Should I be a Delta System Freight-Car Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Delta System Freight Car Cleaner, Freight Car Cleaner, Freight-Car Cleaner, Delta System

    How to Become a
    Delta System Freight-Car Cleaner

    Most Delta System Freight-Car Cleaners 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:9gsaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%2821%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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