RailWorks Operator in Westfield, Massachusetts
Job ID: 17354
Pay Range: $25.00 - $27.00 / hour
Performs a variety of tasks involving physical labor at construction sites, utilizing hand and power tools and other equipment.
Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
Measures, marks, and records openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed
Controls traffic passing near, in, and around work zones.
Removes and replaces track and track components (e. g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)
Cuts rails to specific lengths
Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts, and tightens or loosens bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together
Raises rails to allow for tie removal and replacement
Removes and replaces ballast
Slides and aligns tie plates
Corrects deviations in track surface, alignment, and gauge
Observes condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way to detect and report problems or defects
Digs holes and trenches.
Sorts track material for loading and unloading and assists operators with signaling equipment.
Complies with all company and railroad safety rules, practices and regulations.
Required Skills and Qualifications
A minimum of 2 years of relevant construction experience
Ability to understand and follow safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Driver’s license, reliable transportation, and available to travel.
Works outdoors at construction sites
Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling of materials, equipment, and tools
Uses hands and fingers to grasp, manipulate, and/or assemble objects and tools
Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery, and tools up to 50 pounds
Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather
Exposed to loud noise
May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage
Must wear appropriate safety equipment, such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection, as required by the company.
This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.
RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada. We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity. We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance. RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success.
RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.
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