Transfer Table Operator Helper

Assist Transfer-Table Operators in moving railroad cars.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Transfer Table Operator Helpers do?

Assists TRANSFER-TABLE OPERATOR in moving railroad cars within railroad yard or railroad car manufacturing establishment: Uncouples car, connects towing cable to car, and removes wheel blocks from behind wheels. Determines that tracks are clear and signals TRANSFER-TABLE OPERATOR to pull car onto transfer table. Signals TRANSFER-TABLE OPERATOR to stop motion of car at designated point, or engages handbrake to stop motion of car, releases cable from car and places wheel blocks behind wheels to prevent motion. May tend switches to start and stop oven that dries freshly painted cars. May signal TRANSFER-TABLE OPERATOR to move cars into and out of drying oven.


Should I be a Transfer Table Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Bale Opener, Trimmer Tailer, Truck-Crane-Operator Helper

    How to Become a
    Transfer Table Operator Helper

    Most Transfer Table Operator Helpers 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. Chart?chd=s:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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