Ballast Regulator Operator

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 10383 

Position Summary

 

Operates Regulator in a safe manner to perform maintenance and assist with construction activities in the repair and rebuilding of track structure.
 

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Operates several types of heavy equipment such as brooms, graders, and ballast cleaning machines to tamp ballast beneath and between ties, to clean tracks, to clean and redistribute ballast, and to grade and level ballast on railroad tracks: pulls levers and depresses pedals to drive machines and control attachments, such as blades, hydraulic turntables, jacks, and brooms in a safe manner. Also may be trained to operate other equipment such as rail-mounted tamping machines.
  • May be designated according to type equipment operated as ballast-cleaning-machine operator; ballast-regulator operator; track-broom operator Inspects and maintains trucks and attached apparatuses such as hi-rail gear, tools, etc.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performs equipment safety and maintenance checks, making emergency adjustments as necessary.
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Studies instructions, plans, and diagrams to establish work requirements, compact ballast on railroad tracks according to grade specifications.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drives machines onto truck trailers and then unloads machine off the trailer.
  • Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems encountered.
  • Tightens loose bolts and adjusts blades, using wrenches.
  • Lubricates machines, changes oil, and fills hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels.
  • Housekeeping on machines that are operated

 

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

 

  • Preferred: 3 years of experience operating heavy equipment in a track maintenance environment.
  • Experience operating a lever control and or joy stick plow.
  • Some knowledge of electrical and Hydraulic systems
  • Mechanical troubleshooting skills.
  • A valid Commercial Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Driving Record.
  • Has or can obtain a TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools and hydraulic equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand construction specifications.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability and willingness to be trained as well as train others on the machine.

 

 

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

 

  • Works at construction sites.
  • Uses hands to handle and control materials, tools and vehicle controls.
  • Sits for long periods of time in a closed vehicle.
  • Uses repetitive motions.
  • Uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Moves or lifts heavy equipment and objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Uses eye-hand-foot coordination.
  • Exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise.
  • Some travelling.  Usually short duration jobs.

 

 

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.

 

As a US Department of Transportation contractor, RailWorks is required to comply with all current Federal DOT regulations, including drug testing.  At this time, Federal DOT drug tests do not allow for the use of marijuana, even in states that allow medical and/or recreational use. Accordingly, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test that includes marijuana prior to being hired.

 

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.


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