• Maintenance of Way - Track

    Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
    Job Description
    Title:  Maintenance of Way, Track-Meadville, PA                                                                       
    Description Of Work:
    This position is responsible for maintaining rail corridors and associated facilities to include working on track, right-of-way, and facilities in the states of New York and Pennsylvania.

    This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the WNYP Drug and Alcohol Policy.
    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of WNYP, working effectively in a diverse work environment using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner, and assuring professional quality of work to all external and internal customers.

    Loads and unloads heavy materials, obtains necessary material and equipment, and removes debris and maintains a clean, safe worksite.

    Removes and installs railroad ties, rails, turnouts, track fastenings, and track switches, ensuring the safe and proper operation of all vehicles, material, and equipment.

    Assists in snow removal duties for the right-of-way and light rail facilities.

    Cleans and maintains track drains and ditches, grade crossings, fences, flange ways, and rights-of-way.

    Conducts weed control along the right-of-way.

    Lubricates track and track switches, removes and tightens bolts, assists in track surfacing, alignment, gauging, jacking, and tamping and performs other related maintenance of way duties as directed.

    Assists other employees as assigned in the maintenance, handling, and repair of rail shop equipment, stations, platforms, power signal, and related wayside equipment in a safe and proper manner.

    Assists in re-railing operations and operates various rail equipment and other service vehicles; uses air, electric, and hydraulic power tools and equipment utilized in the performance of maintenance of way duties.

    Performs various physical duties in a maintenance environment, which includes, but is not limited to, working with dust, dirt, gravel, fumes, exhaust, various noise levels, chemicals, in confined spaces, and in various, sometimes extreme, outdoor weather conditions and temperatures as required.


    Performs other duties as assigned.

    High school diploma or equivalent.

    Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

    Must have a clean motor vehicle record (MVR) in the past ten (10) years with no DUI, DWI, or reckless driving convictions.

    Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test.

    Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination by obtaining a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate.

    Must have a current valid Commercial Driver's License with an air brake endorsement (CDL Class A).

    Demonstrated ability to bend, stoop, reach, twist, climb and work at heights up to 20 feet, access confined areas, push/pull up to 125 pounds, lift/carry up to 80 pounds, and horizontally move equipment weighing up to 90 pounds.

    Ability to stand and sit for an extended length of time and walk long distances for long periods of time on uneven terrain to include railroad ballast and icy ground.

    Ability to pay close attention to detail, ensuring safety in work and rail operations.

    Ability to stay alert and aware of surrounding operating environment.

    Ability to read and understand safety labels and operating instructions.

    Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision.

    Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include working various days, hours, and shifts.
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.


    An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consistent with the required qualifications as determined in the job analysis.

    **Only qualified job candidates will be contacted if they meet the minimum qualifications needed to perform the job specifications.
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