Equipment Operator
RailWorks Track Services, Inc.

Job Order #: 19491145

Westfield, MA 01085

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 8/11/2023

EXPIRES 11/9/2023

Job Description

Equipment Operator: (5 open positions)

This position requires 100% travel and is based out of Boston.

Date: Aug 1, 2023

Location: Boston, MA, US Worcester, MA, US Portland, ME, US Westfield, MA, US Waltham, MA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 17354

Pay Range: $25.00 - $27.00 / hour

Position Summary
Performs a variety of tasks involving physical labor at construction sites, utilizing hand and power tools and other equipment.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards

Measures, marks, and records openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed

Controls traffic passing near, in, and around work zones.

Removes and replaces track and track components (e. g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)

Cuts?rails?to specific lengths

Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts, and tightens or loosens bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together

Raises rails to allow for tie removal and replacement

Removes and replaces?ballast

Slides and aligns tie plates

Corrects deviations in track surface, alignment, and gauge

Observes condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way to detect and report problems or defects

Digs holes and trenches.

Sorts track material for loading and unloading and assists operators with signaling equipment.  

Complies with all company and railroad safety rules, practices and regulations.

Required Skills and Qualifications  

A minimum of 2 years of relevant construction experience

Ability to understand and follow safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Driver¿s license, reliable transportation, and available to travel.

Works outdoors at construction sites

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling of materials, equipment, and tools

Uses hands and fingers to grasp, manipulate, and/or assemble objects and tools

Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery, and tools up to 50 pounds

Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather

Exposed to loud noise

May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage

Must wear appropriate safety equipment, such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection, as required by the company.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.? There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.?

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with Railworks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

RailWorks is North America¿s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.  We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success.

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Bo

How To Apply

To Apply: E-mail resume to Mayra Cortez at:


Westfield, MA 01085

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