Engineering (maintain track, right of way, facilities, bridges and signals)

Engineering employees provide quality maintenance to the track, train control (signals and communication) systems, bridges and buildings in a safe, cost-effective manner. Additional training is provided and union membership is required. Select a job description below to learn more.

Engineering positions include:

  • Assistant Signal Worker - Construction: Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment. See description
  • Assistant Signal Worker - Maintenance: Assist in the installation, repair and maintenance of various railroad signals and grade crossing protection equipment. See description
  • Bridge Mechanic: Construct, maintain and repair bridges to ensure the safe passage of trains. See description
  • Bridge Tender: Operate and maintain bridges to ensure the safe passage of water traffic and trains. See description
  • Communications Maintainer - Technician: Install, maintain, replace and repair electrical and electronic communications equipment. See description
  • Electronic Signal Specialist: Install and maintain signal control systems, support network operations, and assist in the diagnosis of signal and network equipment for classification yard. See description
  • Heavy Equipment Operator: Operate heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, bobcats, and excavators. See description
  • Road Electrician: Perform electrical inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on power distribution equipment, floodlight towers, power poles, air conditioning units and other fixed facilities. See description
  • Roadway Mechanic: Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain heavy off-track equipment and roadway machinery. See description
  • Sheet Metal Worker - Plumber: Tin, coppersmith, and pipe-fit engines, railcars, tracks, and bridges in a variety of locations. See description
  • Track Worker: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. See description
  • Welder Helper: Repair and maintain all aspects of rail including frogs, rail-ends, turn-outs, switch points and glue joints using arc, propane or thermite welding processes. See description 

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