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Occupation Profile for Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

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 road bed tamping machine operators.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$40,000.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
6.0 Average Unemployment Percentage 60.9 Percentage That Completed High School
15,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 32.2 Percentage That Had Some College
15,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 0.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Ballast Cleaning Machine Operator
Bridge Welder
Grinding Machine Operator, Portable
Line and Signal Technician
Machine Operator
Maintenance of Way Foreman
Mechanic, Railroad Track
Mechanic, Track
Oil Distributor Tender
Rail Maintenance Worker
Railway Equipment Operator
Repairer, Track Machine Operator
Section Crew Person
Section Gang
Section Hand
Section Laborer
Service Restorer, Emergency
Special Equipment Operator
Stone Crusher Operator
Supervisor, Slab Lifting
Track Crew Member
Track Dresser
Track Equipment Operator (TEO)
Track Grinder Operator
Track Inspector
Track Laborer
Track Layer
Track Laying Equipment Operator
Track Laying Machine Operator
Track Machine Operator
Track Maintainer
Track Man
Track Mechanic
Track Moving Machine Operator
Track Repair Person
Track Repairer
Track Service Person
Track Supervisor
Track Surfacing Machine Operator
Track Walker
Track Welder
Track Worker
Trackman
Way and Power Track Mechanic

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Clean and make minor repairs to machines and equipment.
  • Core — Lubricate machines, change oil, and fill hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels.
  • Core — Clean, grade, and level ballast on railroad tracks.
  • Core — Dress and reshape worn or damaged railroad switch points and frogs, using portable power grinders.
  • Core — Drive graders, tamping machines, brooms, and ballast cleaning/spreading machines to redistribute gravel and ballast between rails.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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