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Watco Railroad Track Repair Technician in Winfield, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12542363


The track laborer positionwill be required tosafely 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.


  • 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.
  • Mustacquirea 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 andExperience

  • 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.
  • Class A CDL License

Certificates and Licenses

  • The team member must possess a valid drivers 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 thosethat must be met by a team memberto successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

\ Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative f 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.