Railroad Repairer

Department of Defense Southport, NC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

The Brigade's mission is trans-shipment of hazardous cargo. The installation is located near Southport, North Carolina. Southport is situated between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina & Wilmington, North Carolina. The community is a small resort area, comprised of Southport, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, St. James, Boiling Spring Lakes, and Village of Bald Head Island. Climate is ideal for year-round activities. No public transportation.

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* Perform maintenance and repair work on standard gauge railroad tracks and ties

* Install, remove, space and taper railroad ties

* Install and adjust mechanical flanges, oilers, spring switches, and equipment

* Repair timber trestles and railroad bridges

* Maintain railroad beds by cutting, filling, and removing debris and obstructions

* Repair automatic highway crossing signals

* Complete a variety of routine and recurring railroad track repairs and preventive maintenance services

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

3546 Railroad Repairing

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Pre-appointment and annual physical

* Valid state driver's license

* Business Travel of 15%

* Heavy lifting in excess of 45 lbs

* Extreme weather conditions

* Must wear protective equipment, e.g. respirators, safety glasses, and etc

* Subject to overtime-subject to calls to terminal in case of derailment

* This is a Drug Testing position. Position requires that employee pass screening for illegal drug prior to appointment and subsequent periodic drug screening thereafter

* If selected for the WG-5 level, must complete Department of Army Railroad Safety course and pass examination within 30 days of hiring and attend refresher training annually


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element) at WG-3546-4 level: Ability to do the work of a Railroad Repairer~ without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform skills operating power tools such as: grinder, saw, wrenches, drill, and hand tools. I can use heavy tools such as axes, picks, chain saws, sledge hammers and tamping bars. I can operate and perform maintenance on power equipment such as chainsaws and weed eaters. I can cut weeds, remove obstructions and debris from drainage ditches. I have experience following general instructions and drawings to perform tasks that require significant manual skill, prior work experience/training and very heavy physical effort. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element) at WG-3546-5 level: Ability to do the work of a Railroad Repairer ~ without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform a range of railroad repair duties. I can repair and replace worn railroad rails, angle bars, frogs, tongues & mate switches, cross and switch ties. Installs, removes, spaces & tapers railroad ties. I can use a range of railroad repair tools (e.g., claw bar, tamping bar, wrenching bar, crow bar, lining bar, track chisel, hand file, hand operated rail drill, wrenches, rail tongs, tie tongs and track punch). - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal Supervision

* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc.

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

* Dexterity and Safety

* Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)

Physical Effort: Performs extremely strenuous work for long periods. Frequently lifts and carries tools and equipment weighing over 80 pounds or exerts comparable effort in moving and positioning railroad track components. Work involves frequent or continuous bending, reaching, pushing, kneeling, lifting and similar body and limb movements.

Working Conditions: Repairers work outside, often in seasonal temperature and weather extremes and are subject to loud noises, possible burns, fumes from insect sprays, and smoke; dirt, cuts, and grease or oil; insect bites; and possible injuries from handling equipment. May be required to wear protective gloves, hard-toe shoes, safety glasses and similar protective devices. Any unusual environmental working condition that may arise will be compensated for under an appropriate category of the environmental pay regulation.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.