17 days old
2018-05-022018-06-01

Track Maintainer

Norfolk, Virginia 23510
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
Position:              Track Maintainer
Department:        Technical Services
Reports To:         Track Supervisor
Hourly Wage:      $17.67
 
Essential duties include the inspection, repair, and maintenance of all related HRT track and facility infrastructure. Provides inspection and repair of various HRT Maintenance shop equipment to include mechanical, pneumatic,  and electrical systems. Provides track maintenance and inspection activities that comply with the safety requirements prescribed in the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and Hampton Roads Transit rules and practices. Aids in the provision of  Right of Way protection by establishing safe work zones and providing the proper flagging to employees and On Track Equipment.
 
Essential Job Functions:
(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)
  • Perform maintenance projects within schedule and budget utilizing work windows allowed by operating considerations. Report delays and problems promptly, taking appropriate action to maintain effective coordination of activities.
  • Conducts inspections and performs repairs of HRT facility equipment to include: Automatic Bus Washes, installed garage maintenance equipment, and revenue vehicle service centers.
  • Comply with all applicable policies and rules. Recommend safety procedures and standard practices to ensure maintenance activities precede safely and efficiently.
  • Adheres to the highest quality standards while meeting original equipment manufacturers requirement in the performance of all job responsibilities.
  • Prepares safe work zones and provides flagging along the HRT alignment  for work crews working on the Light Rail Right of Way.
  • Performs inspections of tracks and related drainage structures, paving, utilities, bridges, underpasses, and other elements related to maintaining safe operating right of way. Submits verbal and written reports of inspection findings to the Manager of Track, Way & Facilities.
  • Perform weed abatement and landscaping along the LRT Right of Way.
  • Communicates effectively with the Track Supervisor the results of track inspection, track maintenance activities, and other relative information and to other Hampton Roads Transit personnel as necessary.
  • Identify and correct imminent safety hazards for Hampton Roads Transit total rail system. Investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations for correcting potential safety problems.
  • Provide emergency service as needed to maintain safe, reliable and efficient LRT service.
  • Ensure that services are performed on schedule.
  • Ensure that daily, accurate records are maintained, and a detailed account of the specific work functions accomplished.
  • Assists with inventory of spare parts to ensure parts are available to carry out track maintenance.
  • Operate On Track Equipment and other maintenance equipment as required for training and maintenance activities.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT’s EMS.
  • Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT’s Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • Ability to perform maintenance repair, troubleshooting, rebuilds and overhaul of facilities systems, rail track equipment, and materials.
  • Ability to analyze malfunctions in mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic equipment and determines repair and performs track fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Ability to analyze malfunctions in mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
  • Knowledge of basic math skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate maintenance records.
  • Ability to complete track and facility maintenance and inspection programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must meet established Hampton Roads Transit goals and work standards.
  • Knowledge of and experience with track maintenance safety practices as they pertain to rail transportation systems.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic systems, testing and inspections methods/tools for facilities equipment, track maintenance and inspections.
Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:
Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential.  Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.   
 
Sound understanding of safety precautions. Knowledge of systems and tools needed to perform a procedure. Demonstrated ability to find the cause of mechanical errors and good resolution judgment. Proven ability to detect problems and perform troubleshooting procedures.
 
Software applications:
Email, Internet, Microsoft Word, and ability to learn the SPEARS maintenance Management System
 
Training and/or Education:
High school graduation or equivalent.
 
Preferred Experience:
Two (2) years of experience as railroad maintenance of way laborer including experience operating hi-rail and crane equipment.  A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the criterion listed above and satisfies the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements will also be considered. Experience conducting minor repairs to electrical and mechanical shop equipment.
 
License:
Must have CDL Class B license and/or CDL permit and the ability to acquire within sixty (60) days of employment a valid Virginia CDL Class B license with air brake and passenger endorsements.
 
Special Requirements:
  • Ability to pass Rail Operations Rule Book examination, physical agility examination, and successfully complete Rail Track Equipment Training/Certification Program.
  • Pass HRT Track Maintenance entrance exam with a minimum 75% score.
  • Must meet ongoing educational, training and DOT requirements and maintain On Track Equipment Certification.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel.
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt
 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with the assistance of applicable equipment or other employees.
  • Ability to meet color and peripheral vision requirements.
  • Must be able to work from heights with the assistance of proper safety equipment.
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions.
Unusual Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties will require working weekends and Holidays.

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