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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.

-Posted 4-11-2017

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Position requirements:

Duties include climbing ladders, boarding freight cars, operating track switches, inspecting cars and using radio communication to control train movement.

Applicant must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently; up to 50 pounds occasionally; and up to 85 pounds infrequently.  Applicant must have good balance to regularly step on and off equipment and work from ladders to perform various tasks.  Position involves extensive walking, sitting, standing and stooping.  Conductors work outdoors in all weather conditions and frequently at elevations more than 12’ above ground.

Conductors do not work a standard 40-hour work week.  Train crews are always on-call, to include weekends and holidays.  The primary work location for this position will be in Waterloo, IA; however, conductors may also report for duty in Shell Rock or Manly, IA.

-Posted 4-20-2017