Minimum Experience

  • The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 1-2 years of direct railroad experience, preferably within the Maintenance of Way (MOW) department as a flagger.
  • Candidates will have significant experience with similar work, with background in such roles as roadmasters, signal managers, track inspectors, signal and bridge inspectors, and foremen.
  • Other railroad and railroad construction experience will be considered.
  • Must be able to identify and correct safety issues on the job-site in accordance with railroad regulations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication is required.

Job Description

  • The RWIC will perform on-site roadway worker protection supporting for both 3rd-party and railroad activities on and around live railroad tracks. The FIC is responsible for jobsite coordination, dispatcher/train communication, and various types of On-Track Safety in controlled and non-controlled track.
  • The RWIC is required to perform daily job briefings with all personnel on the job site and ensure all personnel adhere to the safety requirements of the railroad.
  • Commonly used tools and equipment weigh 15 to 90 pounds and will often be handled multiple times throughout the day.

Employment is dependent on successful passing of drug/alcohol testing, safety class, on-site training, railroad safety test, and a background check.

JOB DESCRIPTION Summary/Objective The Mobile Mechanic position will require travel to the job sites requiring mechanical assistance: including but not limited to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment used the Pavement Markings, Traffic Control and High Friction Surfacing Treatment Industry. Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Responsible for furnishing their own tools, clean the work area, machines, and tools.

Essential Functions and Duties Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Attendance and Punctuality is imperative to be able to complete job duties on a daily basis
  • Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and material needed to do certain work.

System Skills

  • Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, various chemicals or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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