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Railroad Roadmaster

spring · 30+ days ago
$71k+
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Job purpose

This position will be responsible for overseeing and managing the inspection and maintenance of rail corridors and associated facilities to include working on track, right-of-way, rail stations, platforms, and facilities for our shortline railroad on the Oakedale, CA Branch Line. This position will be overseeing a section crew of 4-5 employees, making sure that any required repairs and work along the railroad right of way are taken care of in a timely manner. This position will also be expected to conduct track inspections as needed at the required frequencies based on the classification of track. This is a salaried supervisor position that will be expected to work 40 -5o hours a week with occasional out of town travel as needed.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of our railroad, working effectively in a diverse work environment using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner.
  • Knows and understands the requirements set forth in CFR Title 49, Part 213 and their application to ensuring that the right of way stays within Federal standards.
  • Supervise a section crew of Maintenance of Way Laborers/Operators.
  • Know, understand, and set up safety precautions for the protection of roadway workers and contractors while working on or adjacent to right of way.
  • Know and understand track warrants, their use and be able to obtain them from the Dispatcher for the protection of roadway workers
  • Loads and unloads heavy materials, obtains necessary material and equipment, and removes debris and maintains a clean, safe work site.
  • Assist in removing and installing railroad ties, rails, turnouts, track fastenings, and track switches, ensuring the safe and proper operation of all vehicles, material, and equipment.
  • Lubricates track and track switches, remove and tightens bolts, assists in track surfacing, alignment, gauging, jacking, and tamping and performs other related maintenance of way duties as directed.
  • Assists other employees as assigned in the maintenance, handling, and repair of rail shop equipment, stations, platforms in a safe and proper manner.
  • Assists in re-railing operations and operates various rail equipment and other service vehicles; uses air, electric, and hydraulic power tools and equipment utilized in the performance of maintenance of way duties.
  • Performs various physical duties in a maintenance environment, which includes, but is not limited to, working with dust, dirt, gravel, fumes, exhaust, various noise levels, chemicals, in confined spaces, and in various, sometimes extreme, outdoor weather conditions and temperatures as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of track experience with a track inspectors’ certification.
  • Valid California driver’s license with a clean Motor Vehicle record.
  • Computer skills, primarily Microsoft Office and Power point.
  • Prior experience in a safety sensitive position/ job.
  • Prior knowledge, training, and certification in railroad operating rules preferred but not required.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Class A Commercial Driver License preferred but not required.

Working conditions

This job requires work outdoors in all weather conditions with occasional office work in doors. Proper use of PPE equipment is required depending on job activities. This job may also require weekend work with occasional travel out of town.

Physical requirements

  • Capable of conducting 40+ hours of work a week.
  • Physically capable to traverse in and around the office complex and anywhere else on railroad property.
  • Be able to climb up and down railroad equipment.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, twist, climb and work at heights up to 20 feet, access confined areas, push/pull up to 125 pounds, lift/carry up to 80 pounds, and horizontally move equipment weighing up to 90 pounds.
  • The position will be subject to DOT/FRA pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.

Last updated on Jan 3, 2024

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