Seasonal Track Laborer Maintenance of Way
The Track Laborer is a member of a crew responsible for maintaining, repairing, and replacing rails, ties, switches, and ballast, using hang tools and operating heavy equipment.
Position involves performing heavy work (frequently 34%-66%), lifting up to 100 pounds; frequent or constant (67%-100%) lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds. Eye-hand coordination as well as ability to grasp. Able to operate common and specialized hand tools in performing assigned tasks. Must be able to stand for long periods of time; walking about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for longer distances; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or moving about on uneven and/or slippery ground or equipment.
The location of work performed (out-of-doors) and the tools and material used in the surrounding work-place, expose the incumbent to the following conditions on a regular basis: weather, noise (from air compressors and other noisy equipment), vibrations (from air hammers and other power equipment), dust, pollen (seasonal exposure to ragweed and other vegetation).
High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 violations in the last 3 years and no major violations (i.e. reckless operations or D.U.I.’s) Pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen required.
Anticipated start date May 15, 2017 through August or September.