This job ad has been posted over 30 days ago...
in Rupert, ID
Job DescriptionGeneral SummaryInstalls and repairs railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using spike pullers, spike drivers, removes old spikes, drives new spikes, performs related maintenance to railroad track on specified territory of railroad. This is accomplished by performing the following dutiesEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required1Raises rail, using track jack, to facilitate removal of old tie and installation of new tie2Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts using power drill3Operates track-wrench machine to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together4Operates rail saw to cut rails to specified lengths5Operates portable grinder to grind worn ends of rails6Paints railroad signs, such as speed limits and gate-crossing warnings7Drives company vehicles8Performs other duties as requested or requiredRequirementsKnowledge of and skills in using hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, etcKnowledge of and skills in using power tools and hydraulic equipment, including portable grinders, rail saws, spike pullers, track wrench machines, power drillsAbility to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructionsAbility to talk and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, section leadersAbility to see well enough to read operating and maintenance instructions, gauges and dials on precision measuring toolsAbility to read and comprehend safety manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, test materials, drawings, schematics, and procedure manualsAbility to apply concepts of basic shop math, calculate figures and amounts such as area, circumference, length, distance, and volumeAbility to write legibly to complete routine reports, and complete required testingAbility to acquire and maintain a valid drivers’ license to operate company vehiclesFamiliar with track standards and how to applyAble to read and apply FRA track standardsPass written examinations on the safe operations of trains and maintenance of way standardsFamiliar with roadway workers protectionsKnowledge of the operation of small power tools and hand tools to make repairs to the track structurePhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobMust be able to see 100% of timeMust be able to hear and talk well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, section leaders 80% of timeMust be able to stand 100% of timeMust be able to walk level or uneven ground 100% of timeMust be able to climb on and off equipment 5% of timeMust be able to bend, stoop and kneel 50% of timeMust be able to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 150 pounds 50% of timePhysical DimensionsThe employee is required to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 125 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 100 pounds of force regularlyWork EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this jobThe employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease
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