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Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Lay, repair, and maintain railroad track.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$23.94 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  5.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Apply paint to surfaces.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
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Job Title Examples:

Ballast Cleaning Machine Operator
Rail Maintenance Worker
Track Equipment Operator (TEO)

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