Career Profiles and Employment Projections
- Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Top 3 Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs
Track Maintenance - Truck Driver - District 700 - Amarillo, TX; Pampa, TX
- Amarillo, TX
SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies
Track Maintenance - Welder - District
- BNSF Railway
- Wichita, KS
SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures - wear required safety equipment, respond to and act on safety
Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic
- TRAC - The Railroad Associates Corp.
- Camp Hill, PA
• Diagnoses, service and repair various systems that are found on heavy equipment such as mechanical, computer
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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.
- 2014 employment: 15,600
- May 2015 median annual wage: $52,830
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 1,500
- Growth rate: 9 percent (Faster than average)
How to Become One
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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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.