Prev. construction and/or equipment operation experience
helpful. Must have working knowledge of hand tools and
be able to work in adverse seasonal conditions. Show
initiative and work unsupervised, and meet the all
requirements of the track laborer job description.
Installs and repairs railroad track on specified
territory of railroad, using spike pullers, spike
drivers, removes old spikes, drives new spikes, performs
related maintenance to railroad track on specified
territory of railroad. This is accomplished by
performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the
following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or
1. Raises rail, using track jack, to facilitate removal
of old tie and installation of new tie.
2. Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts
using power drill.
3. Operates track-wrench machine to tighten or loosen
bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together.
4. Operates rail saw to cut rails to specified lengths.
5. Operates portable grinder to grind worn ends of
6. Paints railroad signs, such as speed limits and
7. Drives company vehicles.
8. Performs other duties as requested or required.
Knowledge of and skills in using hand tools, including
wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, etc.
Knowledge of and skills in using power tools and
hydraulic equipment, including portable grinders, rail
saws, spike pullers, track wrench machines, power
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out
detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to talk and hear well enough to communicate with
co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, section leaders.
Ability to see well enough to read operating and
maintenance instructions, gauges and dials on precision
Ability to read and comprehend safety manuals, operating
and maintenance instructions, test materials, drawings,
schematics, and procedure manuals.
Ability to apply concepts of basic shop math, calculate
figures and amounts such as area, circumference, length,
distance, and volume.
Ability to write legibly to complete routine reports,
and complete required testing.
Ability to acquire and maintain a valid drivers’ license
to operate company vehicles.
Familiar with track standards and how to apply.
Able to read and apply FRA track standards.
Pass written examinations on the safe operations of
trains and maintenance of way standards.
Familiar with roadway workers protections.
Knowledge of the operation of small power tools and hand
tools to make repairs to the track structure.
The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
Must be able to see 100% of time.
Must be able to hear and talk well enough to communicate
with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, section
leaders 80% of time.
Must be able to stand 100% of time.
Must be able to walk level or uneven ground 100% of
Must be able to climb on and off equipment 5% of time
Must be able to bend, stoop and kneel 50% of time.
Must be able to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 150
pounds 50% of time.
The employee is required to exert up to 150 pounds of
force occasionally; and/or up to 125 pounds of force
frequently; and/or up to 100 pounds of force regularly.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather
conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil,
Watco Companies, LLC. - 17 months ago