Track Laborer - Regional

Union Pacific Railroad Company Eugene, OR
Repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 75 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.


Remove and install ties with tie tongs.

Cut vegetation and brush when needed.

Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.

Pull spikes with a claw bar.

Install and remove rail anchors.

Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.

Cut in rails.

Plug spike holes.

Lift rails using the manual track jack.

Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts.

Remove and replace ballast.

Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck.

Adze ties.

Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.

Climb ladders.

Dig holes and trenches.

Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.

Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.

Handle and move track materials and equipment.

Maintain track beds.

Work with equipment.

Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.

Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.


Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.

Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.

Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis

Must have a valid driver's license.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Ability to perform heavy physical labor.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. If you have taken this test for any of the jobs listed here and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample of the Workplace Practices Test.

Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

Preferred Skills

Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience

Experience operating construction or farm equipment.

Welding experience

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