Track Laborer -Nitro, WV Watco Watco 255 reviews

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Description:

The track laborer position will be required to safely and efficiently inspect, repair, and maintain the railroad track infrastructure to insure safe and efficient service to our customers. This is a manual labor position, which requires that the individual becomes proficient in the following skills, duties, and requirements within a prescribed training and introductory period.

Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, unload, load, distribute, pick-up, install cross ties, switch ties, other track material and ballast.

  • Inspect, unload, distribute, load, pick-up, install, grind, and transpose rail.

  • Inspect, load, unload, distribute, pick-up, remove, construct, maintain and repair turnouts.

  • Inspect, patrol, construct, install, retire, remove, surface, gauge, line and shift track.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, and repair road crossings.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, repair, paint, renew and replace bridges.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, maintain, repair and construct culverts and tunnels.

  • Inspect, dismantle, remove, maintain, repair and paint station facilities.

  • Inspect, test, maintain, repair, construct and install scales.

  • Inspect, remove, maintain, repair, construct, and install right of way, sand and snow fences.

  • Inspect, construct, install, maintain, clean and paint signs.

  • Cut and dispose of vegetation.

  • Clean debris from switches.

  • Remove snow or other foreign materials from track infrastructure.

  • Accurate and timely reporting as required

  • Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and state regulations.

  • Communicate professionally and effectively.

  • Must acquire a comprehensive understanding of track authority.

  • Comply with performance metrics measurements and deadlines.

  • Practice safe work habits and follow company and industry policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Respond promptly to any accident, incident or emergency call.

  • Read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics and maintenance manuals 100% of the time.

  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Education and Experience:

  • High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • The team member must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions.

  • The team member must be able to pass Track Ground School, GCOR Written Test, Roadway Worker Protection Written Test, Fall Protection Written Test, Maintenance of Way Safety Written Test, MSHA/OSHA Training and Certification (if required on site).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Must have the ability to write legibly.
  • Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be able to have a flexible work schedule.
  • Must have the ability to recognize problems.
  • Must have knowledge of Roadway Protection Rules.
  • Must have a broad understanding of railroad operations.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.

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