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Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation - 53-6051.07

O*NET-SOC Description

Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Car Inspector
  • Carman
  • Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO)
  • Emissions Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Railroad Track Inspector
  • Safety Officer
  • Smog Technician
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector

SOC Occupation Groups

53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers
53-6050 Transportation Inspectors
53-6051.00 Transportation Inspectors
53-6051.07 Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Attach onboard diagnostics (OBD) scanner cables to vehicles to conduct emissions inspections.
  • Compare emissions findings with applicable emissions standards.
  • Conduct remote inspections of motor vehicles, using handheld controllers and remotely directed vehicle inspection devices.
  • Conduct vehicle or transportation equipment tests, using diagnostic equipment.
  • Conduct visual inspections of emission control equipment and smoke emitted from gasoline or diesel vehicles.
  • Evaluate new methods of packaging, testing, shipping, or transporting hazardous materials to ensure adequate public safety protection.
  • Examine carrier operating rules, employee qualification guidelines, or carrier training and testing programs for compliance with regulations or safety standards.
  • Identify emissions testing procedures and standards appropriate for the age and technology of vehicles.
  • Identify modifications to engines, fuel systems, emissions control equipment, or other vehicle systems to determine the impact of modifications on inspection procedures or conclusions.
  • Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.
  • Inspect vehicles or equipment to ensure compliance with rules, standards, or regulations.
  • Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
  • Investigate and make recommendations on carrier requests for waiver of federal standards.
  • Investigate complaints regarding safety violations.
  • Investigate incidents or violations, such as delays, accidents, and equipment failures.
  • Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.
  • Monitor or review output from systems, such as Thermal Imaging Units (TIU) or roadside imaging tools, to identify high risk commercial motor vehicles for follow-up inspections.
  • Negotiate with authorities, such as local government officials, to eliminate hazards along transportation routes.
  • Perform low-pressure fuel evaluative tests (LPFET) to test for harmful emissions from vehicles without onboard diagnostics (OBD) equipment.
  • Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.
  • Review commercial vehicle logs, shipping papers, or driver and equipment records to detect any problems or to ensure compliance with regulations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Connect cables or electrical lines.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Investigate transportation incidents, violations, or complaints.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Prepare accident or incident reports.
  • Recommend changes or corrective procedures.
  • Resolve issues affecting transportation operations.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Test materials, solutions, or samples.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Maintenance (Rotary-Wing) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Structural Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Airdrop Systems Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Crewmember (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Crewmember (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • CH-47 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-46 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, CH-53 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-58 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-64 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Dynamic Components Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic-Trainee (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1A1 Tank Crewman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Facilities (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Facilities Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Facilities Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Facilities Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Facilities Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Apprentice, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Helper, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Journeyman, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ordnance Vehicle Maintenance Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Railway Specialist (USAR only) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Airframe Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Crew Chief, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Utilities Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • VH-60N Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • VH-XX Presidential Helicopter Crew Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Weapons and Tactics Crew Chief Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Inspector, Motor Vehicles

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Automobile Tester
  • Car Inspector
  • Inspector, Motor Vehicles
  • Inspector, Railroad
  • New-Car Inspector
  • Rail-Flaw-Detector Operator
  • Railroad-Car Inspector
  • Safety Inspector, Truck
  • Tank-Car Inspector
  • Traffic Inspector
  • Transportation Inspector
  • Way Inspector