Transfer Table Operator

Drive transfer tables to move rolling stock within railroad yard.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$30,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Transfer Table Operators do?

Drives transfer table, containing power winch, to move rolling stock within railroad yard: Drives table to area where equipment, such as crane, car, or locomotive is located. Starts table revolving to align track of table with track on which equipment is located. Pulls equipment onto transfer table, using winch. Drives table with rolling stock to transport equipment to specified area. May position table to bridge gap between ends of tracks.


Should I be a Transfer Table 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: Interlocking Tower Operator, Signal Tower Operator, Signal-Tower Operator, Tableman, Tower Director See More

    How to become a Transfer Table Operator

    Transfer Table 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 Transfer Table Operator-related education!
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