Trackman

Amtrak

(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Full Time Evenings Weekends Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Amtrak
Amtrak connect businesses and communities across the country and move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States.
Summary
Construct, maintain, repair, inspect & dismantle track including right of way maintenance as required. As a Track Worker you will repair track defects, install rail ties, load and unload material e.g. ballast and ties from vehicles or work trains, clear brush and debris from the right-of-way, manually handle material at work sites such as ties, switch timbers, switch materials, tie plates and rail anchors.
Responsibilities
Individually carry and use tools such as spike mauls, claw bars, lining bars, track jacks, air and gasoline tamping guns, air spiking guns (jackhammers) & other tools normally associated with track work and other right of way maintenance. Use ventilation trucks to clear fumes from tunnels in accordance with FRA/Amtrak safety respiratory program. Walk and inspect enclosed areas such as tunnels, station tracks above ground level or occasionally on open deck bridges. Work within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others. Operate company vehicles on an as-needed basis in the performance of duties. Perform watchman duties when assigned. Work as extra member of a gang as required by work assignments.
Ideal Candidate
**Work Experience:** * Must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations. * Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner. * Available to work in the geographic area indicated. * Able to read, write, and communicate (speak, hear, and understand in English) * Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet) * Available to work a 40-hour work week subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays. * Available to work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb on/off equipment * Experience as a general laborer and construction experience **Other Requirements:** * Must be able to lift 75lbs * Upon hire, ability to pass required training with written exams, including 2 weeks of safety training * Able to work in conditions that include, loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools. * Valid driver’s license is required , prefer Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) **Communication and Interpersonal Skills:** * Must have excellent oral and written communication skills **Supervisory Responsibilities:** No
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family.

Working Conditions

Travel Requirements:Up to 25%

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