Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.
|Title||Employment||Change||Annual Average Openings||Typical education needed for entry|
|534021||Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators||639||651||12||1.88 %||25||1||24||High school diploma or equivalent |
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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