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  • 1) Aligns, fits, and secures roof onto railroad cars, using handtools and portable power tools: Positions spreading device and chain jack inside car, using hoist.

  • 2) Manipulates controls on spreading device or chain jack to push out or pull in sides of car to specified width.

  • 3) Attaches holding device between sides of car to retain specified width.

  • 4) Erects scaffolding in car to facilitate climbing to roof area, using carpenter's tools.

  • 5) Climbs scaffolding and brushes sealing compound on top plates of car.

  • 6) Signals crane operator to lower prefabricated roof onto top plates of car.

  • 7) Aligns and fastens roof onto car, using impact wrench.

  • 8) Bends roof flanges over sides of car, using hammer or mallet.

  • 9) Reams holes in roof and top plate of car and inserts drift pins preparatory to riveting.

  • 10) Disassembles and removes spreading device, jack, and scaffolding, using handtools.




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DOT:   806.684-126

Job Number: 8561