Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

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    Get Your Career On Track Company profile voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak, with ten production ... We are seeking an Electric Maintenance Technician to support the development, implementation and ...

  • Logistics Representative, Rail - Track & Trace - RSI Logistics, Inc. - Okemos, MI

    Our Mission: "To deliver innovative rail solutions that help you navigate your future" Our Vision ... Responsible to maintain levels of profitability with all managed clients. Plans and arranges own ...

  • Brakeman - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Durango, CO

    ... maintenance trains. The Brakemen on each train work under the supervision of the Conductor and ... of railroad cars, coupling air hoses, lining track switches, communicating via radio with other ...

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What Maintenance Equipment Operators Do

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.

Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary

  • 2020 employment: 15,700
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $61,690

Job Outlook for Maintenance Equipment Operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 800
  • Growth rate: 5 percent (Slower than average)

How to Become a Maintenance Equipment Operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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