Construction Laborer

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Dubuque, IA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18092 

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: $22 / hour


Position Summary 

Performs a variety of tasks involving physical labor at construction sites, utilizing hand and power tools and other equipment. This position is considered at a beginner level.  


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.) 

  • Slides and aligns tie plates. 

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

  • Digs holes and trenches. 

  • Utilizes basic hand tools (e.g., sledgehammer, pick, track wrench, spike maul etc.) and follows basic tool maintenance. 

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


Required Skills and Qualifications  

  • A minimum of 0-12 months of relevant construction experience 

  • 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. 



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.