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Jacobs Railroad Track Maintenance Worker in Silverdale, Washington

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Hourly Rate: $32.29 /hour

We are looking for an experienced Railroad Track Maintenance Worker to join our team. This position inspects track systems for deficiencies and or defects that require repair and or maintenance. Performs maintenance on track systems at Naval Base Kitsap near Silverdale & Poulsbo. Regular hours Monday-Friday with overtime available. Rewarding work with purpose – over 50 employees with 20+ years longevity proves it!

Competitive pay and top-shelf benefits package supporting our national defense. Our facilities team serves a diverse range of high-value national strategic missions, including all types of submarines, aircraft carriers, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Benefits package with United Steelworkers valued at over $10+ / hour includes:

- Paid vacation. Two weeks at one year, grows to three weeks after five years and four weeks after ten

- Personal Leave 1 hour of paid Personal/Sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

- Pension and 401K

- Medical and dental insurance

- 11 Paid Holidays

Summary/General Description Of Job:

The Railroad Track Maintenance Worker repairs and maintains track for railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Inspect track systems for deficiencies and or defects that will require repair and or maintenance.

  • Report all deficiencies and or defects to proper authority with recommended corrective action, and initiate action necessary to facilitate repairs and or maintenance.

  • Perform maintenance on track systems including, but not limited to; repairing gauge to specs, replacing railroad ties as necessary, driving spikes as required, lubricating switch points, and repairing/replacing gauge rods.

  • Tighten bolts, clean switches, shovel ballast around ties and tamp ballast under ties as necessary.

  • Perform all maintenance as required by FRA and NAVFAC MO-103.9 standards.

  • Use tools such as spike mauls, crowbars, pneumatic impact wrenches, shovels and all other necessary tools to maintain the integrity of track systems.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment. Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

Accountable For:

  • The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the railroad industry field.

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost-effective performance of duties.

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Having the ability to work well under pressure.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):


  • Two years’ full-time experience in railroad track maintenance and inspection of railway systems.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of FRA guidelines with regard to track condition inspections/evaluation.

  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor under adverse weather conditions. Must have and maintain hand tools of the trade to perform the normal work of the classifications.

  • Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.

  • Must meet and maintain company physical and security requirements, including respirator qualification, and clearance eligibility when required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment.

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

  • U.S. Citizenship.

  • No Felonies

  • If prior military, must have honorable discharge on DD214

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .