Repair mechanical portion of railway-track switches.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Switch Repairers do?
Repairs mechanical portion of railway-track switches: Sweeps dirt from switch with broom, and oils parts. Examines switches for worn or broken parts. Adjusts mechanical parts of pull-chain switches, using handtools. Replaces defective parts, using handtools. May work as member of emergency work crew.
Should I be a Switch Repairer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
How to become a Switch Repairer
Most Switch Repairers 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.
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