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Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors

Also called: Carman, Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO), Inspector, Transit Vehicle Inspector

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What they do:
Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
  • Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Aspen
  • Commercial driver's license information system CDLIS
Analytical or scientific software
  • Diagnostic scanner software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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