Track Maintainer

Track Maintainer careers are for those who enjoy working outside and have good hand eye coordination. Your job will centre on inspecting tracks for defects and replacing or repairing such things as worn or broken rails, switch ties, spikes and rail anchors.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work as crew members to perform a number of maintenance, repair and replacement tasks by using various common and specialized hand tools.
  • Maintain tools and equipment so they are always in top working order.
  • Perform unloading, sorting and distribution of material.
  • As safety is always rail’s top priority you must maintain a safe work area at all times.

Typical Working Conditions and Hours:

  • Think of the railway as an emergency service, like police or ambulance – they operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a Track Maintainer, you will not work a typical “9 to 5 shift”. You will work irregular hours and must be available to work weekends and holidays when needed.
  • Requires excellent physical health and conditioning as you will frequently lift weights up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.
  • You will work outdoors and all kinds of weather conditions, with regular exposure to dust, pollen, noise and vibrations.
  • You will sometimes work away from home.


The average yearly salary for this position is $40,000-45,000


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