Amber Jones operates the cable car along the California route Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Jones is the third woman cable car gripman in the 143-year history of San Francisco's cable cars. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Amber Jones operates the cable car along the California route Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Jones is the third woman cable car gripman in the 143-year history of San Francisco's cable cars. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco woman becomes third female cable car gripman in history (VIDEO)

On Sunday, March 21, Amber Jones started her first day of work as a San Francisco cable car gripman. She is only the third woman ever hired for the job in the line’s 143-year history. We spent some time with her during her shift to get a better look of what the job entails. Video by Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner.

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