Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Top 3 Railroad Track Maintenance Jobs

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    Responsible for the architecture, design, management, maintenance and supports of all GIS ... Must have proven track record of developing and delivering GIS services. The above reflects only ...

  • Rail Services Track Designer - (Remote Options Available) - Felsburg Holt & Ullevig - San Jose, CA

    Class 1 Railroad , track design and project management of new and maintenance related track projects. * Leading the preparation of plans, reports, and specifications for track projects. Familiarity ...

  • Supervisor Industrial Switching - Salt Lake City, UT - Northern Plains Railroad - Salt Lake City, UT

    Northern Plains Rail Services Reports to : Assistant Manager Industrial Switching Job Status ... maintenance of track structure at his location. • The Supervisor is also responsible for all ...

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What Maintenance Equipment Operators 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.


Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary

  • 2020 employment: 15,700
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $61,690

Job Outlook for Maintenance Equipment Operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 800
  • Growth rate: 5 percent (Slower than average)

How to Become a Maintenance Equipment Operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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