Track Worker
CSX 256 reviews - Richmond, KY

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Job Summary

Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Participate in group discussions including unit meetings, job briefings, safety meetings or process reviews

Remove and replace track and track components (e.g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)

Replace or repair track switches with specific components

Slide and align tie plates

Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together

Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge

Cut rails to specific lengths

Receive instructions, requests, orders, and information from posted bulletins, memorandums, rules and regulation manuals

Adjust, lift and roll rails

Sort track material for loading and unloading

Install and repair street and railroad crossings

Cut brush and vegetation from the right-of-way

Spray switches, angle bars and joints with oil for lubrication

Pay Rate

Entry Rate $19.37/hour

Full Rate $21.52/hour

Promotional/Advancement Opportunities

Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified.

Machine Operator

Welder Helper

Bridge Tender

Bridge Mechanic


Track Inspector


You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma/GED

18 years of age or older

Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)

Welding experience

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Basic Competencies

Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)

Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

Basic Math

Physical Requirements

Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis

Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis

Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Employment Conditions

Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

Wear protective equipment such as respirator, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examinations

Must successfully complete probationary period

May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

Must pass all required assessments

Must pass a background screening

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required

Travel required

Must pass a post-offer medical examination including drug (hair/urine), pulmonary function test, physical capabilities test which entails a 1.5 hr strength and cardiovascular fitness test. You will be required to travel up to 4 hours to a testing center at your expense. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to supply up to a 1 ½ inch hair sample at the time of your medical appointment. Failure to supply an adequate hair sample will result in your offer being rescinded. Additionally, depending on your medical history/exam results, you may be asked to provide additional medical documentation as a part of the post offer medical exam process.

Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasions at elevated heights.

Safety Commitment

Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

Company Profile

CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.

CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.

Closing Statement

At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.

CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Primary Location


United States-KY-Richmond

Relocation Available



Tax Status


Railroad Retirement

Overtime Status



Closing Date


Feb 22, 2013, 11:59:59 PM

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256 reviews
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. Our...