Division/Department: Maintenance of Way
Job Title: Track Maintenance Worker
Reports To: Roadmaster, Assistant Roadmaster
Type of position: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Employee Classification: Seasonal
Pay Range: $13.50 – $17.00/hr.
Location: Durango, CO
Job Summary: The Track Maintenance Worker is responsible for inspecting, maintaining and repairing railway lines. This includes inspecting tracks, bridges, embankments and crossings for defects, rocks, water or other debris that could interfere with train service. The Track Maintenance Worker also uses hand and power tools, construction equipment, and must be able to safely work around heavy equipment. During Summer and Fall seasons, this position will patrol and potentially mitigate fire risks (proper training will be provided).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for track-related duties including changing ties, cutting brush and working on the fire line.
- Clears and prepares construction worksites to eliminate possible hazards.
- Attaches rail, removes spikes, lift/handle railroad crossties.
- Give hand signals to equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials.
- Controls traffic passing near/in/around work zones.
- Cutting brush, digging fire lines, and performing other fire mitigation work.
- Handles general maintenance on track such as tightening bolts and changing broken rails.
- Performs repair work on bridges’ riprap along river
- Clears track of rocks, mud, snow, trees or other debris
Education, Skill and Work Experience Requirements:
- Must possess a valid Driver’s License
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test and Physical Capabilities Evaluation
- A minimum of 2 years construction experience is preferred
- Experience in Heavy Equipment Operations, preferred with an emphasis on equipment uses, design, repair and maintenance
- Prior railroad maintenance experience, preferred
- Wildland Firefighting experience, preferred
- Working in varied terrain in all-weather conditions both during daylight and dark hours
- Perform physically demanding work in and around railyard and various heavy equipment
- Varied schedule sometimes requiring full-time hours with overtime work, as needed