Railway Track Worker

Railway Track Workers lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.

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$2074 per week
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    Moderate

    Overview

    Railway Track Workers lay and repair tracks for railways, tramways, quarries and mines, and install and repair signals and other equipment.

    Day-to-day

    • spreading and tamping ballast to provide firm foundation for sleepers
    • cutting rails to length and grinding worn and rough rail ends
    • placing sleepers across roadbeds, and positioning and fastening rails on sleepers
    • drilling bolt holes, and bolting and welding rail sections
    • removing and replacing worn and damaged rails, sleepers and switches
    • cleaning and lubricating switches
    • examining track, lubricating wheel bearings on rolling stock and maintaining switch signal lamps
    • installing and repairing signals and other equipment
    • may assist with the righting of derailed rolling stock.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Railway Track Worker

    • You can work as a Railway Track Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in rail infrastructure or rail track surfacing might be helpful.

      Certificate III in Rail Track Surfacing

    Skills employers are looking for

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