Mar 15, 2023

Rail Maintenance Worker

  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • 1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $28.76 - $35.95 hourly
Full time Transportation

Job Description

SALARY: $28.76 - $35.95 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Light Rail Wayside

OPENING DATE: 03/14/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External



Performs a variety of routine to skilled maintenance, construction, inspection and repair duties on the District's ties, rails, rail beds, signage, and related light rail track system; performs physical labor to accomplish assigned duties; inspects rails and track system for defects, wear, and other unsafe conditions; may serve as crew leader, providing training and oversight to less experienced employees; may work as a flagperson to protect the public, employees and District equipment and/or may attend to switches during emergencies or when re-routing trains; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs other related duties as assigned.




Inspects, constructs, maintains and repairs the District's light rail and track systems and related structures; performs routine rail maintenance including the removal and replacement of  rail, ties, track fastenings and turnout fittings; repairs, adjusts, cleans, and lubricates switches, frogs, road crossings, appliances, signs and drainage structures; surfaces and lines track; cuts, drills, grinds and welds rail and track components; sets up and prepares materials for welding to include Stick, MIG and TIG; safely operates District vehicles, tools, and equipment required in the normal performance of assigned duties; walks track during inspection; inspects for rail defects; may work as a flag person when directed for the protection of the public, employees and District equipment and/or perform switch tending assignments during emergencies and rerouting of trains; and performs other related duties as assigned.




Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Experience: Two (2) years of responsible full time work experience successfully performing railroad track construction, repair and/or maintenance duties requiring continuous heavy manual labor, similar to the District's Rail Laborer; or the successful completion of the District's Rail Maintenance Certification Program.


Licenses and/or Certificates: Possession of a Class A California Driver's License permit with endorsement(s) on the first day of appointment, and the ability to obtain a Class A California Driver's License with endorsement(s) within 90 days of appointment; a satisfactory driving record; possession of, or the ability to obtain the District's LRV Operator and High Rail Operator Licenses within 90 days of appointment; the ability to pass the Ishihara Eye Test; required to obtain the tools for the Rail Maintenance Worker by the end of the probationary period.




The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application is required for this position. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at  


A completed employment application must be submitted online. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of application, but may be included with the application.  For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at 916-556-0298.  


Note: Although the use of certain controlled substances is now legal in California for both recreational and/or medicinal purposes, if you are not able to pass a pre-employment drug screening, you will not be considered for this position.     


SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.


SacRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under the IBEW, Local 1245 Collective Bargaining Unit.