Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
  • 08-Oct-2019 to 20-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Venice, IL, USA
  • 253.45
  • Day
  • Full Time

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the maintenance of track infrastructure including: installation, inspection and repair of rail components, roadbed and switches.  

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Participate in group discussions including job briefings, safety meetings and process reviews.
  • Inspect and observe the condition of the track, roadbed, and track right-of-way for problems or defects.
  • Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
    • Remove, replace and install track and track components (e.g., ties, spikes, rails, bars, etc.)
    • Slide and align tie plates.
    • Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together.
    • Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge. o Cut rails to specific lengths. o Adjust lift and roll rails. o Replace or repair track switches with specific components. o Spray switches, angle bars and joints with oil for lubrication.
  • Lift, sort and carry track materials and equipment.
  • Unload, remove, tamp and replace ballast.
  • Operate Equipment o Service trucks, back hoes, speed swing loaders, tampers, regulators, bobcat, forklifts, hydraulic jacks, hydraulic spike hammer, grappel truck, grader, track horse, dump trucks
  • Operate Tools o Impact wrenches, grinders, chain saws and various hand tools.
  • Dig holes and trenches.
  • Install and repair street and railroad crossings.
  • Cut brush and vegetation from right-of-way.
  • Inspect equipment daily.
  • Maintain daily records and time sheets.
  • Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.
  • Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examination.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Endorsement A or must be able to obtain one within first 60 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)
  • Welding Experience

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and trouble shooting skills)
  • Basic Math

 

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 80 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds occasionally Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection.
  • Stooping/bending/kneeling/crouch/balancing/climbing/holding/grasping/turning and pulling.
  • Working/walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Walking/standing for extended periods of time.

 

Environmental Conditions 

Work outside in all weather conditions, on uneven surfaces, around loud noise and fumes and at elevated heights (i.e. bridges).

 

Shifts/Hours

Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work.

 

Pay Rate

Rate $253.45 per day

 

Training

Company paid on the job training (which may require travel) provided.   

 

Probationary Period

60 Days 

 

Union Membership 

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, union membership and monthly dues are required. 

 

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

 

Employment Conditions

  • TRRA is a drug-free company and employees will be subject to random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass a background screening
  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

Benefits

  • Medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Vacation and holidays

Closing Statement

The foregoing is meant as a general description of the essential functions of the relevant position and is not meant to be read or interpreted in a manner contrary to the existing collective bargaining agreement.

TRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
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