Drive company vehicles, including semi-trucks that have a crane, and trucks that are six tons or more in weight. Deliver materials to designated locations.
Repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 75 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.
Drive company vehicles, including semi-trucks that have a crane, and vehicles that are six tons or more in weight.
Deliver materials to designated locations.
Pull spikes with a claw bar.
Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
Cut in rails.
Plug spike holes.
Lift rails using the manual track jack.
Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.
Remove and replace ballast.
Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.
Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
Remove and install ties with tie tongs.
Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
Dig holes and trenches.
Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
Handle and move track materials and equipment.
Maintain track beds.
Work with equipment.
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
Install and remove rail anchors.
Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis
Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test
Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must be able to proficiently drive a semi-truck or truck that is six tons or more in weight.
1 year(s) experience driving a semi-truck or truck that is six tons or more in weight
Experience operating construction or farm equipment.
1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience
3 year(s) or more experience driving a semi-truck or truck that is six tons or more in weight
Experience operating a truck that uses a crane
Union Pacific Railroad Company