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HSR Constructors is currently seeking Track Laborers for the Brightline Project that runs between West Palm Beach and Cocoa, Florida, with offices located in Melbourne and Ft. Pierce. This 128 mile-long project includes the construction of new track, the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing track; bridges; road crossings; and associated railroad signals work.

 

HSR Constructors is a joint venture of three of the leading railroad and transit contractors in the nation: Herzog, Stacy and Witbeck, and Railworks; who have joined to construct this fast-paced, high-profile project. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive of the job duties for this position.

  • Installs and repairs railroad track, special track work, road crossings, roadways, and utilities using hand and power tools and a wide variety of sizes and types of track machines including spike pullers, spike drivers, tie adze, hydraulic rail jacks, power wrenches, tie boring machines, rail drills, rail grinders, rail saws and highway trucks equipped with rail guide wheels, hydraulic booms, and lift gates to remove and replace ties, rails, fasteners (cut or screw spikes, anti-creepers, bolts, elastic clips, insulators, rail seat pads, and conventional and insulated rail joints),  special track work components, railroad ballast, crossing surfaces, paving, subgrade, vegetation, signs, and structures. 
  • May work as a member of a crew or independently. 
  • May work under the direction of a Railroad Track Foreman or Railroad Track Welder.
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers and falling objects
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality are a requirement for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Three years’ experience in railroad track construction and/or maintenance with two years’ experience as a track maintenance worker using various machines for railroad construction or maintenance work in an operating railroad environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of safe and efficient use of equipment and tools to perform construction and maintenance tasks.
  • Ability and willingness to follow instruction regarding work and safety.
  • Ability to complete work under time pressures and to maintain composure under the stress of emergency situations.
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear, and understand) the English language.
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Experience using hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures
  • Willingness to wear the proper and required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as hard hat, safety vests, safety glasses or other eye protection, hearing protection, face shields and/ or other PPE required for specific tasks. Steel or hard-toed boots are required, and must be provided by employee
  • The ability to communicate in a professional manner with owners, owners’ representatives, coworkers and direct supervisor.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Subject to pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.

 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements of this job.

  • Regularly lift up to 75 pounds of weight, up to an end height of 36 inches for a distance of up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 pounds of weight, up to an end height of 48 inches for a distance of up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly carry weight up to 16 pounds for a distance of up to100 feet.
  • Regularly push/pull a force up to 25 pounds for up to eight minutes continuously.
  • Regularly grasp/squeeze equipment or tools with a force up to 40 pounds.
  • Regularly ascend and descend a 10 step ladder with up to 25 pounds. Frequently climb on/off equipment.
  • Regularly ascend/descend a step with a height of 28 inches from the floor.
  • Regularly kneel, bend, squat for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly sit and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces up to 1 mile.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet.)
  • Available to work a 40 hour work week subject to overtime, on call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals.

 

Safety:

  • Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

 

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It is the policy of HSR Constructors to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.