Track Laborer


Providence & Worcester

2020-09-15 12:34:56

Job location Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Trades & Services

Job description

SUMMARY:

The person in this position works as a crew member to maintain, repair, and replace rails, ties, switches, and ballast. This person uses hand tools and operates heavy equipment. The position starts as a track maintainer, with an opportunity to qualify as a machine operator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Repair and rebuild railroad track using hydraulic or hand tools
Remove and replace ties and rails; pull and drive spikes; shovel rock ballast; load and unload equipment and material
Use various types of tools and equipment, including tampers, regulators, backhoes, torches, hammers, jacks, and other mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools
Perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot problems on equipment
Complete written forms and reports, including FRA reports, as required
Be familiar with federal and state regulations as they relate to the railroad industry
Ability to update rules and manuals to assure continuous compliance with all federal regulations
Adhere to and promote safe work practices as determined by the railroad
Manage other projects and perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Ability to complete written forms and reports, including FRA reports, as required
Working knowledge of and familiarity with equipment such as tampers, regulators, torches, hammers, jacks, and other mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools
Ability to perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot problems on equipment
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations
Excellent oral and written communication skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR CREDENTIALS:

High school diploma or GED; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
Experience with heavy hand tools, and previous work in an outside environment preferred
Valid drivers licensed; CDL preferred Providence and Worcester Railroad Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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