Track Laborer – Illinois Railway, LLC

Posting Date: 

Location: 

Ottawa, IL

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The successful candidate for this position will install and repair railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using spike pullers, and spike drivers. Removes old spikes, drives new spikes, and performs related maintenance to railroad track on specified territory of railroad.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Must be able to work safely in a construction/field environment following the safety rules and carrying out the work in a manner that promotes a safe work environment.
  • Raises rail, using track jack, to facilitate removal of old tie and installation of new tie.
  • Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts using power drill.
  • Operates track-wrench machine to tighten or loosen bolts at rail joints.
  • Operates rail saw to cut rails to specified lengths.
  • Drives company vehicles.
  • Must have Valid CDL A driver’s license or be able to attain within 90 days
  • Must be able to meet attendance requirements relevant to business needs
  • Performs other duties as requested or required.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and skills in using hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, etc.
  • Knowledge of and skills in using power tools and hydraulic equipment, including portable grinders, rail saws, spike pullers, track wrench machines, power drills.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, section leaders.
  • Ability to see well enough to read operating and maintenance instructions, gauges and dials on precision measuring tools.
  • Ability to read and comprehend safety manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, test materials, drawings, schematics, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic shop math, calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, length, distance, and volume.
  • Ability to write legibly to complete routine reports, and complete required testing.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid drivers’ license to operate company vehicles.
  • Familiar with track standards and how to apply.
  • Able to read and apply FRA track standards.
  • Pass written examinations on the safe operations of trains and maintenance of way standards.
  • Familiar with roadway workers protections.
  • Knowledge of the operation of small power tools and hand tools to make repairs to the track structure.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Requirements: % of Work Time
Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 100%
Must have the ability to speak and hear clearly to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders. 100%
Must have the ability to continuously stand or walk on level or uneven ground. 100%
Must have the ability to ascend and descend railcars and ladders. (Steps/ladders used to enter and exit equipment). 25%
Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees between locomotive and cars. 50%
Must have the ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 150lbs. 50%
Must have the ability to exert up to 150lbs. 50%
Must have the ability to exert up to 125lbs. 75%
Must have the ability to exert up to 100lbs. 75%
Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather (snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps). 100%

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather (snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temps).

 

 

We are an EEO Employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status.