Track Inspector

Date: Jan 5, 2023

Location: Stockton, CA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16553 

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.


Salary Range: $85,000 - $105,000/yr 


Position Summary
The Track Inspector performs construction inspection tasks such as inspecting industry tracks to ensure compliance with standard codes and ordinances, contract plans and specifications.  Inspections may be general in nature or limited to a specific area, such as ties, ballast, track, etc. The Track Inspector also recommends repairs and estimates repair budgets.  The Track Inspector performs safety tasks such as assisting with accident/incident investigations.  This position includes ancillary duties such as marketing to customers.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

•    Walks track for compliance with contract requirements and applicable federal and state regulations, notes defects, and makes notes on paper or via electronic device.  
•    Provides written and oral updates to Chief Inspector on job status.
•    Prepares inspection reports showing prioritized repairs, budget estimates, and budget plans.
•    Works with office/field personnel, Chief Track Inspector and other team members to achieve productivity goals and help resolve operations problems and difficulties. 
•    Interfaces with customers, and markets our services throughout the territory.
•    Responsible for the care and implementation of tools utilized in the field.
•    Conducts job audits for the purposes of safety inspections, quality control and cost control. 
•    Participates in and/or conducts regularly scheduled safety/operations meetings with the team and field employees


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

•    Works directly with customer as needed. 
•    Reviews plans, designs and specifications.
•    Coordinates with other operating departments, including Safety, Equipment/Shop managers, etc.
•    Maintains documentation files for projects, training, and other activities
•    Assists with training of possible future inspection staff
•    Assists Manager Division Safety with Root Cause investigations and management of injuries.
•    Responds to occasional callouts and emergencies at night, weekends and holidays.
•    Writes proposals, letters, and reports

Required Skills and Qualifications 

•    TWIC card, RWP training, FRA Training, First Aid/CPR Training, Basic Plus and site specific training.
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license.
•    High school diploma with 1-2 years college credits in business or construction a plus.
•    Must be able to oversee smooth paper flow in regard to timesheets, purchase orders, force accounts, material reports, expense reports, and invoices 

•    Willingness to continue honing skills through training, experience, and education.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

•    Frequently works at construction sites. 
•    Required to drive long distances and also able to do air travel occasionally with overnight stays throughout territory. 
•    Frequently stands, climbs, balances, walks, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction. 
•    Sits, reads, writes and uses a keyboard. 
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise and dust.


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 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.


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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton