Removing and replacing ties, rails, pulling and driving spikes, shoveling rock ballast, loading and unloading equipment and material. • Various
Operates track maintenance equipment (i.e., portable grinder, spike puller, etc.) to grind ends of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut
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.
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
Education and training:
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