Monitor tamping car


Monitor the work train car that tamps railway ballast to ensure stability. Report or take action if any problem occurs.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Monitor tamping car is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Monitor tamping car is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Rail construction supervisor: Rail construction supervisors monitor the construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure. They assign tasks, either on the ground or from a control room, and make quick decisions to resolve problems.
Civil engineering worker: Civil engineering workers perform tasks concerning the cleaning and preparation of construction sites for civil engineering projects. This includes the work on building and maintenance of roads, railways and dams.
Rail layer: Rail layers construct railway tracks on prepared sites. They monitor equipment that sets railroad sleepers or ties, usually on a layer of crushed stone or ballast. Rail layers then lay the rail tracks on top of the sleepers and attach them to make sure the rails have a constant gauge, or distance to each other. These operations are usually done with a single moving machine, but may be performed manually.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022