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  • 1) Prepares railroad freight cars for loading with grain, ores, packaged goods, and other items: Opens side drop or hopper-bottom doors of cars.

  • 2) Sweeps, scrapes, and shovels rubbish from floors.

  • 3) Hammers down or removes protruding nails from floors and sides.

  • 4) Closes car doors and hammers wooden wedges through latches to secure them.

  • 5) May line interior of cars and doors with paper or cardboard.

  • 6) May repair holes in floors and sides by nailing boards over them.

  • 7) May mix caulking compound and caulk cracks in cars, using handtools.

  • 8) May patch holes in roofs with asphalt coating.

  • 9) May wash interior and exterior of cars, using water hose, disinfectants, brushes, and brooms.

  • 10) May seal doors of loaded cars.

  • 11) May move cars on track, using capstan winch or car bar.

  • 12) May spray cars with insecticides to destroy insects and rodents.

  • 13) May record data, such as car number, condition of car for shipment, and date fumigated.




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Job Number: 1417