General Description:

This position is responsible for inspection, maintenance and repair of the Railroad Track and associated equipment.

Specific Responsibilities to Include:

  • Responsible for keeping the track and track bed in good shape. That means checking for broken rails, defective switches, deteriorating track bed, track obstructions and weather-related problems
  • Perform tasks associated with track work including but not limited to, pulling and driving spikes, replacing ties, surfacing track, changing rail, bars, bolts, shoveling rock ballast and working with other track apparatus
  • Must be willing to learn and apply FRA Track Safety Standards, GCOR and RWP regulations and be able to perform maintenance in a timely manner
  • Must be willing to learn to operate in a safe and efficient manner, all equipment and tools associated with track maintenance; will be responsible for maintenance of equipment associated with track maintenance such as track-wrench, etc.
  • Remove and replace ballast, operate large non-powered hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, cutters, and sledgehammers, and operate proper electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills, impact wrenches, jacks, power saws, and grinders
  • Maintain accurate records of time worked, track conditions encountered and corrective action taken
  • May be required to assist in working on train cars as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills or Certifications Required:

  • Minimum of three years prior work experience involving manual labor or mechanical work
  • Must possess valid driver’s license; CDL preferred
  • Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and 75 pounds on occasion
  • Knowledge of and skills in using hand tools, including wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, measuring tapes, etc. and skills in using power tools and hydraulic equipment, including portable grinders, rail saws, spike pullers, track wrench machines, power drills
  • Prefer experience reading and comprehending safety manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, test materials, drawings, schematics, and procedure manuals
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of the position
  • Position requires flexible work schedule and the need to work overtime on occasion
  • Possible travel to other RR operations within our system

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or the Equivalent

Employment Conditions:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety steel-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, including on-call 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, with extended periods of time away from home and short rest between assignments in accordance with the hours of service regulation
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a background screening

Physical Requirements:

  • Medium to heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 80 pounds
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
  • Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places
  • Walk long distances over uneven terrain


Environmental Conditions:

Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions

Safety Commitment:

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in the position


The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. (Background check may include the following: Credit History, Criminal History, Driver License Record History, Education Credentials, Employment History, Reference Checks and Professional License or Certification review relevant to the position.)


Code of Conduct Statement:

Arizona Central Railroad is committed to promoting integrity and maintaining the highest standard of ethical conduct in all of its activities. Arizona Central Railroad is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All jobs will be posted on location at the workplace of AZCR at 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, Arizona, 86324. Information can be obtained by emailing Chris Roach at Please submit resumes or a company application for employment at Verde Canyon Railroad depot.


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