Trackman- New Hire – 90361566 – Wilmington, DE
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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.
Are you ready to join our team?
Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Construct, maintain, repair, inspect & dismantle track including right of way maintenance as required. As a Track Worker you will repair track defects, install rail ties, load and unload material e.g. ballast and ties from vehicles or work trains, clear brush and debris from the right-of-way, manually handle material at work sites such as ties, switch timbers, switch materials, tie plates and rail anchors. Individually carry and use tools such as spike mauls, claw bars, lining bars, track jacks, air and gasoline tamping guns, air spiking guns (jackhammers) & other tools normally associated with track work and other right of way maintenance.
. Use ventilation trucks to clear fumes from tunnels in accordance with FRA/Amtrak safety respiratory program.
. Walk and inspect enclosed areas such as tunnels, station tracks above ground level or occasionally on open deck bridges.
. Work within the guidelines of the System Safety Program by being alert to physical hazards which affect operations that would conflict with a safe operating environment for Amtrak or others.
. Operate company vehicles on an as-needed basis in the performance of duties.
. Perform watchman duties when assigned.
. Work as extra member of a group as required by work assignments.
. Must be able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations.
. High School Diploma or GED.
. Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner.
. Available to work in the geographic area indicated.
. Able to read, write, and communicate (speak, hear, and understand in English)
. Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet)
. Available to work a 40-hour work week subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays.
. Available to work on uneven surfaces frequently climb on/off equipment
. Experience as a general laborer and construction experience
. Must be able to lift 50lbs
. Upon hire, ability to pass required training with written exams, including 2 weeks of safety training
. Able to work in conditions that include, loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools.
. Valid driver’s license is required at time of hire. Prefer Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
The hourly rate is $27.78 – $30.87 (with opportunity for increases, as per the applicable collective bargaining agreement, after beginning employment). Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans wellness programs flexible spending accounts 401K retirement plan life insurance paid time off reimbursement of education Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits and rail pass privileges. Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.
Travel Requirements:Up to 25%
You power our progress through your performance.
We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions.
Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen.
Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtraks pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.
In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.
In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses.
Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.