MOS 88P—Railway Equipment Repairer

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 88P, Railway Equipment Repairer:

PULHES: 222232
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: MM: 97
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 5 weeks at Ft Eustis, Virginia
Other Requirements

Railway Equipment Repairer (MOS 88P) Description / Major Duties:

The railroad equipment repairer supervises or performs unit and direct support/general support (DS/GS) maintenance on diesel electric locomotives and railway cars.

Duties for MOS 88P at each skill level are:

MOSC 88P1O. Use technical blueprints and sketches. Inspects locomotives for malfunctions. Repairs cooling systems, fuel systems, exhausts, airbrake components, lube oil systems, electrical systems, and diesel engine components on locomotives. Inspect, tests and services locomotive batteries. Inspects frame and running gear for breaks, cracks, or worn surfaces; welds, rivets, caulks, paint, and stencils as necessary. Inspects and repairs couplers. Examines and repairs truck and wheel assemblies, safety appliances, car underframes and crossbearer, and interiors of cars. Prepare written reports of any airbrake defects.

MOSC 88P2O. Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinates performing their duties. Inspect railway cars prior and subsequent to maintenance. Perform initial terminal airbrake tests for outbound trains. Repairs draft gears. Supervise a team salvaging cars or rehabilitating captured enemy rolling stock. Enforce safety practices.

MOSC 88P30. Calculate supplies, parts, and equipment necessary to restore locomotives and cars to efficient operating condition. Supervise personnel in methods and techniques of repair to mechanical components of locomotives. Set work accomplishment priorities and enforces shop safety practices. Perform initial and final inspection of locomotives and cars scheduled for maintenance. Resolves technical problems encountered in locomotive and railway car maintenance.

MOSC 88P40. Perform final inspections of locomotives and rolling stock. Determines shop priorities based on guidance from train movements section and resource availability. Posts and maintains equipment status reports.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 88P:

(1) Normal color vision.

(2) Formal training (completion of MOS 88P course conducted under the auspices of the Transportation School) mandatory or meet the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program (ACASP) criteria per paragraph (a) below.

(a) Have 2 years of experience or combination of formal training and experience totaling 2 years in the following areas:
Locomotive repairing
Locomotive electrician
Railroad car repairing
Airbrake fitting and repair

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 88P:

P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (SL 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011

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