Loading Inspector

Inspect loaded freight cars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $108,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loading Inspectors do?

Inspects loaded freight cars to ascertain that materials and goods, such as automobiles, lumber, or containers of explosives are securely braced and blocked according to loading specifications. Measures height and width of loads to ensure that they will pass over bridges and through tunnels on scheduled route. Ensures that warning signs are posted on cars containing explosives and radioactive or inflammatory materials. Records discrepancies detected and notifies loading crews to reload cars or insert additional bracing or packing.

Should I be a Loading 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

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