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Rail Car Repairers

Job Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.


  • Opportunities should be excellent for people with formal postsecondary training in heavy equipment repair; those without formal training will face competition.
  • Generally, a service technician with at least 3 to 4 years of on-the-job experience is accepted as fully qualified.
  • Wages for mobile heavy equipment mechanics are higher than the average for all installation, maintenance, and repair workers.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $47,740/yr ($23.87/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma