Lock Tender II

Operate electrically powered locomotives or electrically driven winches.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$32,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lock Tender IIs do?

Operates electrically powered locomotive or electrically driven winch to move narrow-gauge railroad car into or out of material lock during sewer or tunnel construction: Observes signals of LOCK TENDER I, to determine when specified air pressure has been reached. Couples cars or fastens winch hook to cars, and moves hand or foot controls to engage winch or start locomotive.

Should I be a Lock Tender II?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Air-Control Tender, Chief Lock Tender Operator, Dam Tender, Exhaust Tender, Fire Tender, Lock Tender

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