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$45,000

Salary

Services Industry

7%

Industry Job Growth

What this job is about

There's a reason rail has remained one of the most common shipping solutions since the 1800s – and it's not because of a lack of grumpy flight attendants. It's because tireless railway maintenance workers have managed to keep tracks free and clear for the last couple of centuries – NBD.Maintenance workers are usually assigned a section of track that they patrol, maintain and keep clear for oncoming locomotives. With a brain for quality control and the technical ability to maintain track and operate machinery, it's the ideal job for someone who doesn't mind dirty hands and likes the idea of a physical, independent job.

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What it Takes

Repairing

Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Equipment Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Installation

Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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