Safety oriented, results driven work environment.
Pros: one week off monthly.
Cons: extensive travel
Operate and maintain equipment, perform daily safety briefing. Calibrate equipment on railroad track and perform strength and geometry tests. Learned railroad safety procedures as well as tolerances for track measurement. Upper management is based in Crete, IL. and assists with scheduling and logistics. On site management dictate daily operations of equipment. Co-workers are an interesting mix of individuals from various parts of the US. The hardest aspect of this job is the extensive travel (2, 3, or even 4 weeks at a time). A positive aspect of this job is being able to see many interesting places and meet a lot of different people.