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Senior Rail Maintenance Worker

Sacramento, California 95816
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SALARY: $30.18 - $37.73 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Light Rail Wayside

OPENING DATE: 02/21/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External




Oversees the day to day activities of designated crews performing a variety of routine to skilled maintenance, construction, inspection and repair duties on the District's ties, rails, rail beds, signage, and related light rail track system; oversees the performance of and participates in physical labor to accomplish assigned duties; inspects rails and track system for defects, wear, and other unsafe conditions; safely operates a variety of District vehicles and equipment practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs other related duties as assigned.




Plans, organizes, assigns and directs the work of Rail Maintenance personnel and assists Rail Maintenance Workers in the performance of assigned duties that includes the removal and replacement of rails and ties, track fastenings and turnout fittings; repairs, adjusts, cleans and lubricates switches, frogs, road crossings and appliances, signs and drainage structures; surfaces and lines track; cuts, drills, grinds and welds rail and track components; within scope of responsibility, as defined by supervision, independently directs and accomplishes day-to-day routine activities and/or specific assignments; serves as field supervisor or acting supervisor, making decisions and assignments and maintaining direct communication with District Operations during absences of supervisor; provides limited evaluation input on staff skill levels and competencies, directly reporting to supervisor for formal performance evaluation and review of staff; and performs related duties as assigned.




Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible full time work experience successfully repairing and maintaining railroad track and railroad track systems which includes at least one year of experience working as a crew leader and two years as a Rail Maintenance Worker.


Special Requirements, Licenses and/or Certificates: Possession of a Class A California Driver's License permit with endorsement(s) on the first day of appointment, and the ability to obtain a Class A California Driver's License with endorsement(s) within 90 days of appointment; a satisfactory driving record; possession of a Forklift Operator Certification or the ability to obtain a forklift certificate within 90 days of appointment; ability to maintain Regional Transit's Operator's License; possession of, or ability to obtain Regional Transit's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Certification, High Rail Operator's License; pass the Ishihara Eye Test; required to obtain the tools for the Senior Rail Maintenance Worker by the end of the probationary period.




The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application is required for this position. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at www.sacrt.com.


A completed employment application must be submitted online. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at 916-556-0298.


Note: Although the use of certain controlled substances is now legal in California for both recreational and/or medicinal purposes, if you are not able to pass a pre-employment drug screening, you will not be considered for this position.  


SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.


SacRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under the IBEW, Local 1245 Collective Bargaining Unit.

Posted: 2023-03-06 Expires: 2023-04-05

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Senior Rail Maintenance Worker

Sacramento Regional Transit District
Sacramento, California 95816

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