Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Top 3 Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs

  • Roadway Worker In Charge (RWIC) - National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) - Daly City, CA

    National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) is a certified DBE/WBE firm primarily focused on ... Provide On- Track Safety in accordance with 49 CFR 214 Federal Regulations for Class 1 Railroads ...

  • Project Administrative Assistant - Rail Transit Experience - Cornerstone Transportation Consulting - San Francisco, CA

    Track Contractor's invoices to ensure timely payment. * Update Wong CMS (correspondence, transmittals, RFI Log, Submittal Log, etc.). * Maintain paper files. * Process requests for Contractor ...

  • ASSOCIATE SYSTEM ENGINEER - Hitachi, Ltd. - Oakland, CA

    ... rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance , digital technology and ... well as document and track defects * Perform and participate in integration test activities

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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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