Marine Railway Operator

Operate power-driven winches to pull boats, yachts, and barges from water.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Marine Railway Operators do?

Operates power-driven winches to pull boats, yachts, and barges from water to repair or reconditioning areas: Attaches cables to dolly on marine railway and pulls lever on winch to lower dolly into water. Signals boat operator to align boat to dolly. Positions block under boat for support and pulls winch lever to haul boat from water to specified area. May repair winch and hauling equipment.

Should I be a Marine Railway Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Inclined-Railway Operator, Pulling-Machine Operator

    How to become a Marine Railway Operator

    Most Marine Railway Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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