Road & Rail Services
  • Spartenburg, SC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, 401K

Basic purpose of the position:

Perform the essential inspection and repair of railroad track on a specified territory of railroad. Associates designated as "Lead Man" have mastered the skills required of a "Track Worker" and are able to perform essentially error-free work without direct supervision.


We expect all associates to be committed to a high standard of safety, be willing to and able to comply with all safety policies/rules and willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory personnel. Individuals performing this function must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others. Job performance without equipment damage is essential to meeting our customers' safety, quality and production requirements.


  • Inspect railroad track to identify installation and repairs that can be performed by Road & Rail Services
  • Remove, replace and repair track components (ties, rails, bars, switches)
  • Perform authorized repairs to customer, company and industry specification
  • Document all repairs, properly accounting for actual time and parts utilized
  • Maintain accountability and maintenance for all assigned equipment to include supplied hand tools
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Education Requirements:

  • High School education or ability

Experience Requirements:

  • Must possess and demonstrate appropriate mechanical aptitude, as determined by the facility manager, to successfully perform the tasks associated with track installation and repair.

Skills, Licenses, Certification, and/or Special Training:

  • Must maintain a valid state driver's license if required to operate company equipment;
  • Meet and maintain all requirements contained in the Conditions of Employment policy.
  • Physical, Mental & Sensory Requirements:
  • Ability to constantly work in an outdoor environment, exposed to all weather elements, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust and noisy conditions
  • Constantly required to use bending, kneeling, twisting and walking motions on uneven surfaces throughout the entire work shift
  • Ability to frequently walk 5 miles in a 3 hour period and occasionally walk up to 10 miles in a shift
  • Backhoe experience a plus
  • Ability to rarely lift and carry up to 100 lbs
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 70 lbs
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to push and pull at a force of up to 100 lbs
  • Ability to stand, bend or climb for periods of time greater than 2 hours
  • Must be able to hear and communicate, work or safety instructions spoken in a normal voice
  • Must have auditory and visual acuity, tracking, inspecting
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to properly wear all required Personal Protective Equipment

Conditions of Employment: Employment is conditional, based on a medical examination which includes a drug screen, and an examination to verify candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job. Road & Rail Services requires a post-offer motor vehicle reference check, background check, and employment & military (if applicable) verification required. 

Company Profile: Established in 1987, Road & Rail Services has grown and diversified to become a leading provider of rail related services in North America. Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and facilities.

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