Track Foreman

Date: Nov 26, 2023

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

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 17352 

Pay Range: $26.00 - $30.00 / hour 


Position Summary 

Responsible for managing and directing a crew of workers to deliver a successful project by meeting or exceeding corporate and project goals for safety, quality, profitability and schedule, resulting in extreme customer satisfaction.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties 

  •  Pre-plans work activities with Superintendent to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.

  • Reviews all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications.

  • Plans the day to day operations on assigned project and ensures that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work, including labor, tools, equipment and material.

  • Takes responsibility for crew performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits, and following company policies and procedures. Initiates follow up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.

  • Conducts daily briefing with crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers.

  • Always maintains a dedication to safety by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices and company policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.

  •  Communicates with customer and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.

  •  Communicates with contractors or sub contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.


Required Skills and Qualifications  

  • A minimum of two years related experience in the railroad construction industry 

  • Must be 18 years or older 

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

  • Knowledge of all aspects of track construction and maintenance 

  • Ability to keep records and to prepare work and time reports 


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 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Boston