Track Inspector

Date: Jul 25, 2021

Location: Winston, GA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 6981 

Reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager, the Track Inspector is responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating track construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair activities. 


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plans, monitors and coordinates maintenance activities ensuring safe, cost effective, and high quality performance.
  • Manages and implements inspection schedules, preventive maintenance and repair programs for track systems to ensure their safe and efficient operation, and FRA compliance.
  • Assists in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and structures maintenance and inspection.
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of track inspection and maintenance crews, including adherence to work plans and budgets, performance, quality and safety, to ensure that project objectives are achieved.
  • Investigates and diagnoses track failures, difficult maintenance problems, and critical safety issues, and renders corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Recommends improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises work performed by track workers in accordance with work plans and established priorities.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting safety and operational effectiveness.
  • Enforces company policy and local, state and federally mandated regulations.
  • Conducts safety audits and safety meetings.



General/Other Responsibilities and Duties


  • Ensures safe and economical use of labor, materials, and equipment. 
  • Provides technical support to track workers.
  • Prepares and presents verbal and written reports and recommendations to project team.
  • Trains and supervises staff.

Required Skills and Qualifications


  • A minimum of 2 years of track maintenance and repair of Class 1-5 track per FRA standards.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures required to carry out large scale track maintenance, structures maintenance, and to monitor system-wide inspections.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures, regulatory agency, FRA, and state DOT guidelines.
  • Ability to diagnose and correct difficult maintenance and safety problems.
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend new procedures to upgrade and refine existing programs.
  • Experience supervising staff and the ability to clearly communicate instructions to staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • CDL for operating various vehicles.



Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


  • Works outdoors at construction sites.
  • Works around moving machines, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction.
  • May lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally works at heights of 20 feet or more above the ground.
  • May occasionally work in confined spaces.
  • Exposed to harsh weather conditions including extremely hot and extremely cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise, live track/trains.


 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.


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 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: Atlanta