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Rail Maintenance Worker

Sacramento Regional Tranist District

Sacramento, California
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Sacramento Regional Tranist District
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Performs a variety of routine to skilled maintenance, construction, inspection and repair duties on the District’s ties, rails, rail beds, signage, and related light rail track system; performs physical labor to accomplish assigned duties; inspects rails and track system for defects, wear, and other unsafe conditions; may serve as crew leader, providing training and oversight to less experienced employees; may work as a flag person to protect the public, employees and District equipment and/or may attend to switches during emergencies or when re-routing trains; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs other related duties as assigned.



Inspects, constructs, maintains and repairs the District’s light rail and track systems and related structures; performs routine rail maintenance including the removal and replacement of rail, ties, track fastenings and turnout fittings; repairs, adjusts, cleans, and lubricates switches, frogs, road crossings, appliances, signs and drainage structures; surfaces and lines track; cuts, drills, grinds and welds rail and track components; sets up and prepares materials for welding to include Stick, MIG and TIG; safely operates District vehicles, tools, and equipment required in the normal performance of assigned duties; walks track during inspection; inspects for rail defects; may work as a flag person when directed for the protection of the public, employees and District equipment and/or perform switch tending assignments during emergencies and rerouting of trains; and performs other related duties as assigned.  







Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.


Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of responsible full time work experience successfully performing railroad track construction, repair and/or maintenance duties requiring continuous heavy manual labor, similar to the District’s Rail Laborer; or the successful completion of the District’s Rail Maintenance Certification Program.


Special Requirements, Licenses and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at time of application and have the ability to obtain a Class A California Driver’s permit with endorsement(s) prior to the start of employment and the ability to obtain a Class A California Driver’s License with endorsement(s) within 90 days of the start of employment. Must have satisfactory driving record. Must have ability to obtain the District’s LRV Operator and High Rail Operator Licenses within 90 days of appointment. Must comply with drug and alcohol testing provisions for safety-sensitive employees as required by the FTA, Department of Transportation (49 CFR, Parts 40 and 655). Must pass the Ishihara Eye Test (color acuity). Required to obtain the tools for the Rail Maintenance Worker by the end of the probationary period.


Candidates must submit an official 10-year (H6) DMV printout at time of application, dated no more than ten (10) days prior to the date you submit your application, in order to be considered. Only official 10-year (H6) DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printout will not be accepted.



The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a pre-employment DOT drug test, physical examination and reference check. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire and official 10-year (H6) DMV printout, as outlined above, are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaire and job announcements are available at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at


Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire and official 10-year (H6) DMV printout, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. RT does not accept e-mail applications, on-line applications or late applications regardless of postmark. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available form the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity employer . EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under the IBEW Collective Bargaining Unit.



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