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Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation

Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.   (O'Net 53-6051.07)

 
Reported job titles:   Air Brake Tester, Air Brakes Inspector, Auto Inspector, Automobile Tester, Automotive Technician, Automotive Vehicle Inspector, Brakes Inspector, Bus and Trolley Inspecting Dispatcher, Bus Inspector, Car Body Inspector, Car Examiner, Car Inspector, Carman, Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO), Compliance Analyst, Detector Car Operator, Emissions Inspector, Emissions Testing and Repair Technician, Emissions Testing Technician, Engine Inspector, Equipment Inspector, Inspector, Journal Box Inspector, Locomotive Inspector, Maintenance Inspector, Motor Vehicle Inspector, New Car Inspector, Operations Inspector, Public Transportation Inspector, Quality Assurance Inspector, Rail Flaw Detector Operator, Railroad Inspector, Railroad Shop Inspector, Railroad Track Inspector, Safety Engineer, Safety Officer, Signal Inspector, Smog Technician, Station Inspector, Street Car Inspector, Tank Car Inspector, Tank Inspector, Track Inspecting Supervisor, Traffic Inspector, Train Inspector, Transit Vehicle Inspector, Transportation Inspector, Truck Safety Inspector, Tunnel Inspector, Visual Inspector, Watch Inspector, Way Inspector, Wheel and Axle Inspector, Wheel Inspector
 
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    Wages
    for Transportation Inspectors which includes:
                          - Aviation Inspectors
                          - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
                          - Freight and Cargo Inspectors
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    Employment Trends
    for Transportation Inspectors which includes:
                                  - Aviation Inspectors
                                  - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
                                  - Freight and Cargo Inspectors
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    Industries of Employment
    for Transportation Inspectors which includes:
                                - Aviation Inspectors
                                - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
                                - Freight and Cargo Inspectors
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 18.0%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 15.0%
    Rail transportation 14.7%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 13.8%
    Support activities for transportation 9.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • 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.
     
  • Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.
     
  • Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.
     
  • Investigate complaints regarding safety violations.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    Knowledge
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • 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.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    Skills
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
     
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    Work Activities
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    Interests
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation  updated June 2007
     


    Schools
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation 
     

     
     
     
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