Yard General Car Supervisor

Direct the workers in inspection and maintenance of railroad freight cars.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $133,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Yard General Car Supervisors do?

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisors, activities of workers engaged in inspection, repair, and maintenance of railroad freight cars, utilizing knowledge of railroad maintenance regulations: Analyzes production reports, work schedules, and freight car repair list to determine efficient utilization of human resources, and recommends to superiors increasing, reducing, or shifting human resources as necessary to complete work requirements. Fills out daily worksheets identifying defective freight cars, necessary repairs, and priority of repairs for use of subordinate supervisors. Notifies YARD MANAGER 184.167-278 to close tracks on which freight trains are being inspected to other rail traffic. Coordinates dispatching of wreck crews and heavy equipment to wreck site within yard or assigned geographic area. Contacts private contractors to rent equipment needed at wreck site. Informs consignees of damaged freight cars and obtains permission to transfer loads when necessary. Observes work in yard and repair shop to determine that areas are clean and free of hazards. Serves on committees to investigate causes of wrecks. Conducts investigations to determine cause of accidental worker injuries. Submits written reports of findings to superiors.


Should I be a Yard General Car Supervisor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: General Car Supervisor, Yard, General Car Yard Supervisor, General Road Supervisor

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