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).



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


Pay Rate

Rate $253.45 per day



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


  • 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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