About the role :

the track maintenance is responsible for maintaining track infrastructure, including construction, inspection and repair of track and other railroad property/facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; and travel and work within 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

Candidate requirements :

  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver’s license
  • 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
  • Available to 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
  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally
  • 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
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