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Track Laborer

Company: Watco Companies, Inc.
Location: Hutchinson
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Location: Hutchinson, Kansas (US-KS) 67502DescriptionThe track laborer position will be required to safely and efficiently inspect, repair, and maintain the railroad track infrastructure to insure safe and efficient service to our customers. This is a manual labor position, which requires that the individual becomes proficient in the following skills, duties, and requirements within a prescribed training and introductory period.RequirementsEssential Duties and Responsibilities:* Inspect, unload, load, distribute, pick-up, install cross ties, switch ties, other track material and ballast.* Inspect, unload, distribute, load, pick-up, install, grind, and transpose rail.* Inspect, load, unload, distribute, pick-up, remove, construct, maintain and repair turnouts.* Inspect, patrol, construct, install, retire, remove, surface, gauge, line and shift track.* Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, and repair road crossings.* Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, repair, paint, renew and replace bridges.* Inspect, protect, flag, maintain, repair and construct culverts and tunnels.* Inspect, dismantle, remove, maintain, repair and paint station facilities.* Inspect, test, maintain, repair, construct and install scales.* Inspect, remove, maintain, repair, construct, and install right of way, sand and snow fences.* Inspect, construct, install, maintain, clean and paint signs.* Cut and dispose of vegetation.* Clean debris from switches.* Remove snow or other foreign materials from track infrastructure.* Accurate and timely reporting as required* Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and state regulations.* Communicate professionally and effectively.* Must acquire a comprehensive understanding of track authority.* Comply with performance metrics measurements and deadlines.* Practice safe work habits and follow company and industry policies, procedures and regulations.* Respond promptly to any accident, incident or emergency call.* Read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics and maintenance manuals 100% of the time.* Performs other duties that may be assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities: - NoneEducation and Experience:* High school education or general education (GED) or 3 to 6 months job-related experience; or equivalent of education and experience.* Must be 18 years or older.Certificates and Licenses:* The team member must possess a valid driver's license with no restrictions.* The team member must be able to pass Track Ground School, GCOR Written Test, Roadway Worker Protection Written Test, Fall Protection Written Test, Maintenance of Way Safety Written Test, MSHA/OSHA Training and Certification (if required on site).Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.Must have the ability to write legibly.Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting.Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.Must be able to have a flexible work schedule.Must have the ability to recognize problems.Must have knowledge of Roadway Protection Rules.Must have a broad understanding of railroad operations.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSFrequency ScaleStrengthWork PatternN = NeverFull-timeS = Seldom (1-10 %, up to 48 min)O = Occasional (11-33%, 48 min. - 2 hr 25 min)F = Frequent (34-66%, 2 hr 26 min - 5 hr 35 min)Heavy8-10Hours Per DayC = Constant (67-100%, more than 5 hr 35 min)5Days Per WeekPHYSICAL DEMANDSFREQUENCYACTIVITY DESCRIPTIONNSOFCSittingXRiding in truck to site or operating equipmentStandingXWalkingXLiftingNSOFClbs.Up to 50 lbs.XLiftingNSOFClbs.51- 85 lbs.XCarry(Dist.)NSOFClbs.Up to 50 lbs.XPushing/PullingNSOFCUp to 50 lbs.Xlbs forcePushing/PullingNSOFC51- 100 lbs.Xlbs forceNSOFCClimbingXMount and dismount trucks, equipment, and laddersBalancingXStooping / BendingXTwisting*XSquatting / KneelingXCrawlingXFoot ControlsXEquipment operationNSOFCReaching Forward(Level) Below WaistAbove ShoulderXXXHandle/GraspXFine Finger ManipulationXHand ControlsXRepetitive MotionXBody part:ShoulderCycles/hr.Vibratory TasksXNSOFCTalkingXHearingXHearing/Visual:Baseline hearing/vision examDOT exams as requiredENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSFREQUENCYENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSFREQUENCYNSOFCNSOFCExposure to WeatherXNoise IntensityXExtreme ColdXAtmospheric ConditionsXExtreme HotXExposed HeightsXWet and / or HumidityXExposure to ElectricityXProximity to Moving Mechanical PartsXExposure to Toxic / Caustic ChemicalsXWork Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Watco Companies, Inc., Hutchinson , Track Laborer, Other , Hutchinson, Kansas

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