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Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except...
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Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

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Currently Employed: 26,200

Projected Annual Job Openings: 1,170

Typical Hourly Wage: $23.46 - $44.19

Typical Annual Salary: $48,800 - $91,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
  • Inspect vehicles or equipment to ensure compliance with rules, standards, or regulations.
  • Examine transportation vehicles, equipment, or systems to detect damage, wear, or malfunction.
  • Conduct vehicle or transportation equipment tests, using diagnostic equipment.
  • Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.
  • Investigate complaints regarding safety violations.
  • Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.
  • Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.
  • Examine carrier operating rules, employee qualification guidelines, or carrier training and testing programs for compliance with regulations or safety standards.
  • Investigate and make recommendations on carrier requests for waiver of federal standards.

tools & technology

  • Jacks
  • Lifts
  • Scanners
  • Speed sensors
  • Wheel chocks

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software

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