Track Foreman

Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18099 

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: $27 - $30  / hour


Position Summary

Reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager, the Foreman is 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



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 projects 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 the crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, and hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers
  • Maintains a dedication to safety at all times 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 customers and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Communicates with contractors or subcontractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
  • Trains and motivates workers.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks such as production reports, timesheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders, and updating project files.
  • Performs other related administrative or project-based duties as assigned.




Required Skills and Qualifications  

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • A minimum of 2 years Track/ railroad foreman experience
  • Knowledge of all aspects of track construction and maintenance
  • Ability to read and understand project specific documents including schedules, standard railway plans and specifications
  • Ability to keep records and to prepare work and time reports.
  • Ability to understand and efficiently carry out instructions
  • Ability to supervise the work of others and clearly communicate instructions to crew.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed.
  • Strong client relation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Capable of performing job duties in a safe and professional manner




Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

  • Works outdoors at construction sites.
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, lifts, bends, and moves objects up to 50 pounds
  • Exposed to all weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise
  • May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage
  • Ability to pass drug screening and background check



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: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas