Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Concern for Others * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Adaptability/Flexibility * Leadership * Self Control * Innovation * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Patrol assigned track sections so that damaged or broken track can be located and reported. * Repair or adjust track switches, using wrenches and replacement parts. * Operate track wrenches to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together.


Transportation & Warehousing, Government, Construction,

Job Family Construction and Extraction

Sample Job Titles Ballast Cleaning Machine Operator, Emergency Service Restorer, Machine Operator, Oil Distributor Tender, Operator, Portable Grinding Machine Operator, Rail Maintenance Worker, Rail Track Layer, Rail Track Maintainer, Railroad Track Mechanic, Railway Equipment Operator, Section Gang, Section Hand, Section Laborer, Slab Lifting Supervisor, Special Equipment Operator, Stone Crusher Operator, Track Dresser, Track Equipment Operator (TEO), Track Foreman, Track Grinder Operator, Track Inspector, Track Laborer, Track Layer, Track Laying Equipment Operator, Track Laying Machine Operator, Track Machine Operator Repairer, Track Maintainer, Track Man, Track Mechanic, Track Moving Machine Operator, Track Repair Person, Track Repair Worker, Track Repairer, Track Service Person, Track Service Worker, Track Supervisor, Track Surfacing Machine Operator, Track Walker, Track Welder, Track Worker, Trackman, Trackwalker.