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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.
  • Identify modifications to engines, fuel systems, emissions control equipment, or other vehicle systems to determine the impact of modifications on inspection procedures or conclusions.
  • Perform low-pressure fuel evaluative tests (LPFET) to test for harmful emissions from vehicles without onboard diagnostics (OBD) equipment.
  • Conduct remote inspections of motor vehicles, using handheld controllers and remotely directed vehicle inspection devices.
  • Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.
  • Inspect vehicles or equipment to ensure compliance with rules, standards, or regulations.
  • Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.
  • Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.
  • Compare emissions findings with applicable emissions 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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