Slip Bridge Operator

Control horizontally and vertically adjustable bridges.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$24,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Slip Bridge Operators do?

Controls horizontally and vertically adjustable bridge, between wharf and scow lashed to wharf, to allow railroad cars to be driven from land to scow: Moves bridge controls to extend and align bridge tracks with tracks on barge. Controls vertical movement of bridge in accordance with sinking of scow during loading. May lash scow to wharf with steel cable drawn taut by winch or windlass when tugboat brings scow into position.

Should I be a Slip Bridge Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bridge Operator, Bridge Operator, Slip

    How to become a Slip Bridge Operator

    Most Slip Bridge 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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