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Track Maintainer

Requisition Number:  3362
Pay Rate:  Not Posted

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Trades

Basic Function

Performs fault diagnosis, inspections, tests and adjustments as well as routine and emergency maintenance on track equipment, systems and components.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Performs track fault diagnosis, inspection, testing, modification, maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs shop and field repairs and metal working (welding) tasks on track infrastructure in accordance with discipline specific standards and specifications.
  • Prioritizes emergency maintenance tasks in the absence of on-site supervision.
  • Records and documents maintenance and diagnostic data.
  • Works with track and equipment that is both signaled and carrying traction currents.
  • Provides variable shift coverage to accommodate maintenance assignments during peak, off-peak and non-revenue hours.  Will provide on call availability for emergency and planned repairs and unscheduled incidents.
  • Assists in the refinement of inspection and preventive maintenance programs for track section.
  • Assists in the review and revision of Standard Operating Procedures, safety procedures and work rules for both startup and revenue operations.
  • Works with staff and vendors as required assuring adequate spare parts, tools and other necessary equipment is on hand to support revenue operations.
  • Assists other Rail Operations departments as necessary to ensure safe and reliable service.
  • May act as Track Supervisor during his absence.
  • Complies with all safety, operating and maintenance procedures.  Works closely with peers, management and contractors to assure a safe, reliable and efficient Light Rail Operation. 
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Years & Experience Required

Four (4) years track maintenance experience with a combination of technical, rail and/or electronics preferred.  Experience with transit system equipment (Track) and Track Tools is mandatory.  Two (2) years minimum of Track Maintenance discipline specific experience in the areas of tamping, regulating, and rail welding is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Required to complete METRO’s Rail Track Provisional Qualification Sheet within two (2) years from date of hire.  Possession of or ability to obtain within 6 months a Texas Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement.  Must meet METRO’s requirements regarding motor vehicle records.  Good (verbal and written) communications and interpersonal skills are essential. 

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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