U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
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.
Illustrative examples: Railway Switch Operator,
Broad Occupation: 53-4020 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
Minor Group: 53-4000 Rail Transportation Workers
Major Group: 53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010