Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Top 3 Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs

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  • Maintenance Technician - voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak LLC - Spokane, WA

    Get Your Career On Track Company profile voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak, with ten production ... We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our team in Spokane, Washington. PURPOSE OF ...

  • Senior Project Manager - Transportation - Railroad Electrical Construction - Rosendin - Anaheim, CA

    Maintain all logs required to track the progress of the project. * Train and effectively supervise ... Work with ANY Railroad Entity (Metro, Amtrak, BNSF ) Project Experience would include work for any ...

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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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