Track Laborer

Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Deer Park, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18026 

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. 


Pay Range: $19 / hour


Position Summary 

Performs a variety of tasks involving physical labor at construction sites, utilizing hand and power tools and other equipment. 


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards 

  • Measures, marks, and records openings and distances to lay out areas where construction work will be performed 

  • Controls traffic passing near, in, and around work zones. 

  • Removes and replaces track and track components (e. g. ties, rails, bars, etc.) 

  • Cuts rails to specific lengths 

  • Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts, and tightens or loosens bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together 

  • Raises rails to allow for tie removal and replacement 

  • Removes and replaces ballast 

  • Slides and aligns tie plates 

  • Corrects deviations in track surface, alignment, and gauge 

  • Observes condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way to detect and report problems or defects 

  • Digs holes and trenches. 

  • Sorts track material for loading and unloading and assists operators with signaling equipment.  

  • Complies with all company and railroad safety rules, practices and regulations. 


Required Skills and Qualifications  

  • A minimum of 0-2 years of relevant construction experience

  • TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).

  • 18 years or older 

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


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. 




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: Houston