Career Details for Subway & Streetcar Operators
Combined Rail Operator, Light Rail Operator, Rail Operator, Train Operator
What they do:
Operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.
On the job, you would:
- Operate controls to open and close transit vehicle doors.
- Drive and control rail-guided public transportation, such as subways, elevated trains, and electric-powered streetcars, trams, or trolleys, to transport passengers.
- Monitor lights indicating obstructions or other trains ahead and watch for car and truck traffic at crossings to stay alert to potential hazards.
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
Hearing and Speech
- pay attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds
- speak clearly
- communicate by speaking
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
- Stress Tolerance
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
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