Line Mover

Spot railroad cars and railroad-car-truck assemblies on production lines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Line Movers do?

Spots railroad cars and railroad-car-truck assemblies on production lines for further processing in locomotive and car building establishment using one of following methods: Attaches one end of push-pole against tractor and other end against assemblies on rails. Signals TRACTOR OPERATOR vocally or by hand to push car or car-trucks on rails to specified location. Attaches chain and clevises to assemblies and tractor and signals operator to pull assemblies to specified location.


Should I be a Line Mover?

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.

  • How to become a Line Mover

    Most Line Movers 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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