About the role : 

this position is responsible for track maintenance (constructing, inspecting, repairing track and other railroad property/facilities); equipment operation and maintenance; crew and equipment transportation to/from jobsite; travel/work in assigned geographic area.

Responsibilities : 


  • Repair and rebuild railroad track using power and non-power hand tools
  • Lift/carry track material
  • Cut brush, trees and vegetation
  • Clear right-of-way of litter and cargo spillage
  • Perform maintenance by pulling spikes from ties, drilling holes through rails for bolt insertion, and fitting bolts
  • Cut rail


  • Manually compress ballast
  • Remove/install ties
  • Lift, roll, and adjust rails
  • Lift/carry track material with assistance


  • Remove/replace ballast
  • Operate non-powered hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, cutters, sledgehammers
  • Operate proper electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills, impact wrenches, jacks, power saws, and grinders


  • Operate 26K+ lb trucks
  • Ensure proper truck and equipment maintenance
  • Submit required paperwork for truck repairs or welding equipment


  • Weld, grind, and cut rail
  • Operate welding truck safely and efficiently
  • Order material: welding supplies, grinding stones, reports, safety equipment
  • Maintain records and time sheets.

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties.


  • Extreme all-weather conditions
  • Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces
  • Safety-sensitive work environment
  • Loud noise and fumes
  • Work on and around heavy/moving machinery


  • Full-time (40hrs/wk)
  • Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternating shifts, weekends, and holidays


  • Travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time

Candidate requirements : 

  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above
  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location
  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions
  • Able to work the above shift/hours
  • Able to meet the above travel requirements
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow, and lunar (clear) light
  • Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Occasionally climb on/off equipment
  • Bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time; use hand tools
  • Follow safety policies and procedures along with rules compliance; wear required personal protective equipment, including respirators
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