Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators
Also called: Track Inspector, Track Laborer, Track Maintainer, Track Repairer
What they do:Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.
On the job, you would:
- Patrol assigned track sections so that damaged or broken track can be located and reported.
- Repair or adjust track switches, using wrenches and replacement parts.
- Weld sections of track together, such as switch points and frogs.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
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