Florida East Coast Railway Trackman in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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

  • 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)

  • Class B CDL required

  • Must have a valid driver’s license


  • Outside work experience

  • Welding experience


  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)

  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)

  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)

  • Basic Math

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals


  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis

  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis

  • Work outside in all weather conditions and on occasion at elevated heights

  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries

  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses

  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work

  • Complete annual training and pass safety and track worker rules examinations

  • Must successfully complete probationary period

  • May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol

  • Must pass all required assessments

  • Must pass a background screening

  • May require a medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test

  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, membership is required

  • 10% travel required

    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

Requisition Number: 2017-1433

Close Date: August 30, 2017

Union Position?: Yes

External Company Name: Florida East Coast Railway

External Company URL: www.fecrwy.com