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Maintenance of Way Technician

Date: Aug 4, 2017

Location: Orlando, FL, US

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Maintenance of Way Technician



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Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance.

We are looking for a Maintenance of Way Technician for our Orlando, FL area facility.

In your role as a Maintenance of Way Technician, you will:

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.


- A Maintenance of Way Technician’s job consists of repairing and rebuilding railroad track, using hand tools to do so. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to, removing and replacing ties, pulling and driving spikes, shoveling rock ballast, loading and unloading equipment and material, repair and replace rail and remove and apply rail anchors and various other tasks, as assigned.
- PERFORM TRACK MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND INSTALLATION. Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul; pull spikes with claw bar; install and remove rail anchors; slide, place, and align tie plates under rails; cut in new rails; plug old spike holes; with assistance, lift rails using manual track jack; sweep off ballast /rock from track and switches.
- HANDLE AND MOVE TRACK MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT. With assistance, load/unload equipment weighing 85- to 100 lbs. (air hammer, rail drill) from back of cart or truck and carry to work site; without assistance, load/unload equipment weighing 50 to 75 lbs. (track jack, rail saw, rail drill); with assistance, remove and install rail using rail tongs, with assistance, remove ties and slide new ties into place using two-man tie tongs; with assistance, move debris away from work site (spike cans, anchors).
- MAINTAIN TRACKBED. Remove and replace ballast; tamp ballast; unload or assist in unloading ballast from ballast cars.
- OBSERVE THE CONDITION OF TRACK, TRACKBED, AND TRACK RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR PROBLEMS OR DEFECTS. Make quick visual inspections for broken rails, defective switches and signals, deteriorating trackbed, track obstructions and weather related problems; check switch points; observe right-of-way and passing trains for shifted loads and spillage.
- WORK WITH EQUIPMENT. Safely and effectively operate the following: a hydraulic hammer to drive spikes; air or gas powered wrenches to loosen or tighten track bolts; hydraulic rail drill to drill holes in rail; portable abrasive rail saw to cut rails, and hydraulic spike pullers to remove spikes.
- PRACTICE SAFE WORK HABITS. Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, procedures, wear prescribed safety apparel and must be RWP qualified and perform flagging duties as necessary; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety of self or coworkers; ensure equipment and work area are in safe operating condition before starting work; monitor for emergency situations by identifying visual signals and warning sounds.




- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
- Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis
- 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 and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
- Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)


- Experience operating construction or farm equipment.
- Welding certificate
- 1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience
- Welding experience
- Qualified in Roadway Worker Protection
- Heavy equipment operator experience

Work Conditions

- Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires.
- Outside work is required regardless of weather conditions.
- Work takes place in many rural remote geographic areas.
- On the road or traveling, as required.
- The railroad operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may be required to work all 3 shifts, if needed. You are subject to overtime, and weekend, holiday, and/or night work.
- Travel may be required
- Walking extensively on uneven surfaces
- Continuous bending, stooping and kneeling are required for this position
- Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
- Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

Job: Way Maintenance
Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
04.08.2017, 2:37:17 PM

Unposting Date
04.09.2017, 3:59:00 AM

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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