Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Top 3 Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs

  • Apprentice Train Dispatcher - Union Pacific Railroad Company - Omaha, NE


  • Track Laborer - Genesee & Wyoming - Albany, OR

    Removing and replacing ties, rails, pulling and driving spikes, shoveling rock ballast, loading and unloading equipment and material. • Various

  • Trackman - Fecrwy - Saint Augustine, FL

    Operates track maintenance equipment (i.e., portable grinder, spike puller, etc.) to grind ends of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut

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What They 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.


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