Track Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in loading and unloading railroad cars.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Track Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading and unloading railroad cars at grain elevator and operates equipment that unloads railroad cars: Confers with SUPERINTENDENT, GRAIN ELEVATOR to obtain daily work schedule and resolve operating problems. Confers with GRAIN MIXER to coordinate loading and unloading activities with blending and weighing activities. Assigns workers to duties and issues instructions regarding sequence of activities and railroad cars to be loaded and unloaded. Directs workers to connect car puller cables to railroad cars and pulls lever to start winding mechanism that pulls cars into position for loading or unloading. Signals weigher when cars are in position and observes lights to detect signal to commence loading or unloading, using signal-light system. Pushes and pulls levers and pushes buttons to control rotary dumping equipment that clamps cars in place and tilts and jogs car to dump grain into receiving chute [CAR-DUMPER OPERATOR]. Directs DUMPER to open hopper doors on railroad cars and presses button to start conveyor that elevates grain to weigh station. Directs workers to position spout into railroad cars for loading of grain, signals weigher to commence loading, and observes signal lights to detect when specified amount of grain has been loaded. May drive tractor to pull railroad cars onto side tracks. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Track Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Transit-Operations Supervisor, Transportation Street Supervisor

    How to become a Track Supervisor

    Most Track Supervisors have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9pdxaa&chl=no+college+%2848%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2818%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,48,48
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