Trackmobile Operator

Operate trackmobiles to transport railcars or trailers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$30,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Trackmobile Operators do?

Operates trackmobile to transport railcars or trailers to designated station areas: Drives trackmobile onto track and aligns steel wheels with rails. Moves lever that activates hydraulic device to raise rubber tires allowing steel wheels of vehicle to rest onto rails. Moves levers to couple trailers or railcars. Drives trackmobile to move railcars or trailers to specified areas, such as weighing, loading, and cleaning.

Should I be a Trackmobile 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.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Block Operator, Oiler Helper, Semaphore Operator, Signal Operator, Tower Watchman, Track Broom Operator See More

    How to become a Trackmobile Operator

    Trackmobile Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Trackmobile Operator-related education!
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