Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way.
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Participate in group discussions including unit meetings, job briefings, safety meetings or process reviews
Remove and replace track and track components (e.g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)
Replace or repair track switches with specific components
Slide and align tie plates
Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together
Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
Cut rails to specific lengths
Receive instructions, requests, orders, and information from posted bulletins, memorandums, rules and regulation manuals
Adjust, lift and roll rails
Sort track material for loading and unloading
Install and repair street and railroad crossings
Cut brush and vegetation from the right-of-way
Spray switches, angle bars and joints with oil for lubrication
Entry Rate $19.37/hour
Full Rate $21.52/hour
Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified.
You will attend three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.
High School diploma/GED
18 years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
Outside work experience (e.g. construction, heavy equipment operation, farming, landscaping)
Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
Heavy Work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis
Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis
Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
Wear protective equipment such as respirator, hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examinations
Must successfully complete probationary period
May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
Must pass all required assessments
Must pass a background screening
This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required
Must pass a post-offer medical examination including drug (hair/urine), pulmonary function test, physical capabilities test which entails a 1.5 hr strength and cardiovascular fitness test. You will be required to travel up to 4 hours to a testing center at your expense. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to supply up to a 1 ½ inch hair sample at the time of your medical appointment. Failure to supply an adequate hair sample will result in your offer being rescinded. Additionally, depending on your medical history/exam results, you may be asked to provide additional medical documentation as a part of the post offer medical exam process.
Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasions at elevated heights.
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers and the communities.
This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates' safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.
CSX Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is a multi-modal freight transportation company serving customers across North America. Through its primary subsidiary, CSX operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with operations in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. CSX also includes an integrated intermodal company which serves customers with its own truck and terminal operations as well as a dedicated domestic container fleet. Other CSX subsidiaries provide technology and real estate support to the company. These subsidiaries combine to allow CSX to deliver efficient freight alternatives to customers in a variety of industries, including coal, chemicals, automobiles, metals, agricultural and forest products, food and consumer goods.
CSX Transportation is the largest company in the CSX family employing approximately 30,000 management and union employees. CSXT's primary focus is the operation, maintenance and management of the largest railroad in the eastern United States.
At CSX, two of the company's core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.
CSX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.