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Railway Equipment Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
Railway equipment repairers are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on diesel-electric locomotives and rolling stock. They play an integral role in the operation and maintenance of the Army's railway operating battalions.

JOB DUTIES
  • Inspect locomotives for malfunctions
  • Repair cooling systems, fuel systems, exhausts, airbrake components, lube oil systems, electrical systems and diesel-engine components on locomotives
  • Use technical blueprints and sketches
  • Examine and repair truck and wheel assemblies, safety appliances, car underframes and crossbearers, and interiors of cars


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and five weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 5 weeks

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in railway mechanics and the industrial arts
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting
  • Enjoy physical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 97

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with privately owned national railway chains or government-operated railroad companies.