Florida East Coast Railway

  • Trackman

    Job Locations US-FL-Cocoa
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/7/2018 12:58 PM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Maintenance of Way
    Retirement Plan
    Close Date
    Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.
    Union Position
  • Overview


    Works as a member of a crew to perform routine maintenance and construction work on railroad tracks, bridges and right-of-way.


    Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 


      • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
      • Participate in group discussions including unit meetings, job briefings, safety meetings or process reviews
      • Remove and replace track and track components (e.g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)
      • Operates track maintenance equipment (i.e., portable grinder, spike puller, etc.) to grind ends of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut ties, and perform related maintenance
      • Replace or repair track switches with specific components
      • Slide and align tie plates
      • Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together
      • Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
      • Operate rail saw to cut rails to specific lengths
      • Receive instructions, requests, orders, and information from posted bulletins, memorandums, rules and regulation manuals
      • Adjust, lift and roll rails
      • Sort track material for loading and unloading
      • Install and repair street and railroad crossings
      • Cut brush and vegetation from the right-of-way
      • Performing various type of bridge maintenance as needed
      • Assisting other employees when and where instructed


    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
    • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but un­involved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems in­volving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • Required to have a Class B Commercial Driver's License to operate some types of equipment & vehicles.
    • May at times be called upon to lead a crew and/or gang of up to ten employees in the absence of the foreman.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly re­quir­ed to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

    Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by prevailing state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances.


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