Sample Job Titles
Air Brake Tester
Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO)
Detector Car Operator
Diesel Engine Inspector
Dispatcher, Bus and Trolley, Inspecting
Dispatcher, Railroad, Inspecting
Electronic Technician (Electro Tech)
Emission Inspection Technician
Inspector, Air Brakes
Inspector, Car Body
Inspector, Motor Vehicles
Inspector, Railroad Shop
Inspector, Safety, Truck
Inspector, Street Car
Maintenance Vehicle Inspector
Motor Carrier Inspector
New Car Inspector
Quality Assurance Inspector
Rail Flaw Detector Operator
Rail Transit Vehicle Inspector
Railroad Car Inspector
Railroad Track Inspector
Safety Inspector, Truck
School Bus Inspector
Signal Maintenance Supervisor
Smog Check Technician
Supervisor, Track, Inspecting
Tank Car Inspector
Transit Vehicle Inspector
Truck Safety Inspector
Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
- Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
- Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
- Supplemental — Examine carrier operating rules, employee qualification guidelines, and carrier training and testing programs for compliance with regulations or safety standards.
- Supplemental — Investigate and make recommendations on carrier requests for waiver of federal standards.
- Supplemental — Review commercial vehicle logs, shipping papers, and driver and equipment records to detect any problems and to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Supplemental — Investigate incidents or violations, such as delays, accidents, and equipment failures.
- Core — Inspect vehicles and other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
- Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
- Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
- Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.