Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Springfield, IL, US Carlinville, IL, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18085 


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: $26- $29/hour, depending on experience and qualifications


Position Summary


Repairs and maintains heavy construction, Rail-bound and other company equipment, including but not limited to dump trucks, cranes, and backhoes.  Performs work in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, company standards and safety standards.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Operates and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment failures.
• Tests mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
• Dismantles and reassembles heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
• Adjusts and repairs ignition, fuel, electrical, hydraulic and steering systems.
• Maintains and repairs chassis, frames and bodies. 
• Repairs and maintains diesel and gasoline engines. 
• Maintains and repairs, batteries, brakes and valves.
• Assists with inspections and safety checks.
• Works with hoisting and jacking equipment, power tools, measuring instruments, gauges and meters.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties


• Travels to field locations to provide repairs or maintenance. 
• Prepares detailed maintenance and repair records.


***Will require approximately 30% Travel***




• Ideally 3+ years and/or combined with vocational training on diesel equipment and mechanical repair of construction equipment.
• A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required, must 
pass a drug test. CDL preferred. 

• Ability to read and understand procedural instructions, manuals, hydraulic and electric diagrams.
• Ability to keep accurate records.
• Ability to understand and efficiently carry out instructions.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work in shop and field environments
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed.
• Skilled in Microsoft Office suite preferred (Outlook, Excel, Word)


Physical Requirements


• Works both indoors and outdoors.
• Frequently performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as standing, lifting, walking, stooping, bending, reaching and handling of materials, equipment and tools.
• Uses hands and fingers to operate equipment and tools involved in repairs.
• Lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries heavy objects, machinery and tools up to 50 pounds.
• Works around vehicles and machinery with moving parts.
• Exposed to exhaust fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel.
• May be exposed to harsh weather conditions.
• May be 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 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: Springfield