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FREIGHT CARMAN JOBS

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Find out how you can land a job as freight carman in the railroad industry. Learn what a freight carman does, how to obtain freight carman training and understand the freight carman salary strucutre.


A Freight Carman is a mechanic for train cars other than locomotives. The Freight Carman is responsible for keeping freight cars safe and operational.

Freight Carman Job Duties

  • May work in the shop, the rail yard, or trackside
  • Inspect rail cars for safe operation
  • Make any necessary repairs to rail cars
  • Operate hand and power tools, including welding equipment
  • May be required to paint rail cars
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of railroad equipment
Freight Carmen may also be specialized, such as sheet metal workers or pipefitters.

Freight Carman Training and Salary

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Courses in mechanics, shop, or related subjects are helpful. A freight carman will make a competitive mechanics salary.

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