Craft Superintendent

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18083 

Benefits Offering 

RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives.  We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives. 


Position Summary

The Craft Superintendent plans, supervises, and coordinates track maintenance crews, inspection, maintenance, and repair activities.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plans, monitors, and coordinates construction/maintenance activities ensuring safe, cost effective, and high-quality performance
  • Manages and implements inspection schedules, preventive maintenance and repair programs for track systems and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation
  • Assists in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and structures maintenance and inspection
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of track inspection and maintenance crews, including adherence to work plans and budgets, performance, quality, and safety, to ensure that project objectives are achieved
  • Investigates and diagnoses track failures, difficult maintenance problems, and critical safety issues, and renders corrective actions in a timely manner
  • Recommends improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises work performed by track workers in accordance with work plans and established priorities
  • Makes recommendations regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting safety and operational effectiveness
  • Enforces company policy and local, state and federally mandated regulations
  • Conducts safety audits and safety meetings
  • Ensures safe and economical use of labor, materials, and equipment
  • Provides technical support to track workers
  • Prepares and presents verbal and written reports and recommendations to project team.
  • Trains and supervises staff


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 6 years of track construction, maintenance and repair including at least 4 years supervising and/or directing the work of others engaged in such activities
  • Knowledge of Federal Track Safety Standards (FTSS) and Federal Roadway Worker Safety (FRWS) and must be qualified for Part 213.7 of FTSS
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures required to carry out large scale track construction and maintenance, structures maintenance, and to monitor system-wide inspections



  • Knowledge of railroad rules, regulations, and procedures and regulatory agency guidelines
  • Ability to diagnose and correct difficult construction, maintenance, and safety problems
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend new procedures to upgrade and refine existing programs
  • Experience supervising staff and the ability to clearly communicate instructions to staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Works outdoors at job sites
  • Works around moving machines, vehicles, and equipment
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction
  • May lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • May climb poles, ladders, and large structures
  • Occasionally works at heights of 20 feet or more above the ground
  • May occasionally work in confined spaces
  • Exposed to harsh weather conditions including extremely hot and extremely cold weather
  • Exposed to loud noise




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 Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas