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The Track Maintainer is responsible for preventive maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of rails, embedded track, switches/turnouts, and other track right of way components. These include but are not limited to special track work parts, ballast ties, direct fixation fasteners, rail joints, roadbed drains, floating slabs, crossing pads, and derailers. Candidates may be required to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis.
Must be available to work various shifts; holidays, nights and weekends.
This position is eligible for a shift differential. Employees regularly assigned to 2nd or 3rd shifts will be eligible to receive a 2.5% premium added to their base weekly pay.
This position is a CDL eligible position. Employees working in a CDL eligible position with a valid Commercial Driver's License are eligible to receive a 2.5% premium added to their base weekly pay.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
for removing obstructions such as tree limbs, shrubs, weeds, graffiti, or any
other element that may affect rail operations or the appearance of the ROW
non-revenue vehicles and high-rail maintenance vehicles and perform specific
maintenance on this equipment
the supervisor in maintaining records and reports of work production, procurement,
and usage of materials
emergency response and will be called upon to provide support for other areas regarding
light rail service, special events, trolley, and public safety and service
with the ongoing track inspection program utilizing a computer-reporting system
ensuring equipment meets standards, tolerances, and typical adverse conditions
that may affect the movement of track
- As part of your
responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns
and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in
- Perform all duties as
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
knowledge of preventative and corrective maintenance practices.
troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of complex components
operate a variety of standard and specialized hand tools and shop power
follow and utilize electrical, electronic, and mechanical drawings.
be able to document work on logs, spreadsheets, documents and forms as well as
utilizing computerized maintenance terminals, personal, laptop and handheld
be computer literate and have the ability to adapt to the use and understanding
of existing software and future upgrades.
be able to work in safety critical and high voltage environments associated
with operation of a rail system.
skills including all Microsoft Office programs.
to comply with all safety regulations set forth by CATS, OSHA, FTA, FRA, and
NCDOT as they apply to CATS LRT; must be able to pass a pre-employment
to lift, carry, and manipulate between 60 to 100 lbs.
- Ability to stand, sit, bend,
twist, kneel, reach, crouch, lying down prone or supine, at shoulder level or
above or any combination listed while performing work.
to work in inclement weather
to perform work at heights on platforms and man lifts
to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Track maintenance and/or
- High school diploma or GED
- Ability to compute various mathematical functions
(addition, subtraction, multiplication, compute fractions, etc.)
- Knowledge of and ability to use track maintenance
tools such as rail drill, rail saw, tamping, jacks, general construction
equipment and hand tools
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
This position is considered a security and Safety Sensitive position and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing under FTA guidelines as well as all procedures and guidelines in alignment with the City of Charlotte and CATS Drug and Alcohol Policies.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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