Repair as well as rebuilds railway freight cars, tank cars, or locomotives, following federal plus company regulations and specifications using handtools, power tools, welding equipment, and also measuring instruments
Remove plus inspects locomotive or car units, like wheels, truck & brake assemblies, side posts, air cylinders, reservoirs as well as valves, side and roof sections plus coupler assemblies, using pneumatic hoist jack, pinch bar, handtools plus cutting torch
Disassemble roller bearings, using jacks, blocks and additionally frames
Examine bearings, gaskets, and also seals for defects, like scratches, chips, and also excessive wear
Replace defective parts reassembles roller bearings
Measure diameter of axle wheel seats, using micrometer, and also marks dimensions on axle for subsequent boring of wheels to specified press fit dimensions
Repair wooden sections, like flooring interior walls [Carpenter construction ]
Repair or replaces steel sections, like side posts, rafters, crossties, panels, underframing, and also piping, using welding torch, power wrench, and also plumbers tools
Assemble repaired or replaced units to rebuild locomotive or car
Position width gauge between car sides, clamps turnbuckle ends to top of each side, and also twists turnbuckle, using wrench, until sides are pressed against gauge to align sides for installation of car ends crossties
May be designated according to type of car repaired as Tank-Car Repairer railroad equip.
May be known according to specific tasks performed as Car Straightener railroad equip. ; Wheel Fitter railroad equip.