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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:10 AM


San Diego Transit Corporation San Diego, CA 92140 USA


Under the direction of the Superintendent of Maintenance and Track Supervisors, the Track Serviceperson performs inspections and maintains the entire track and right-of-way structures of the San Diego Trolley light rail system. Inspection and other track work is carried out within the guidelines established by regulating State and/or Federal agencies and must conform with Standard Operating Procedures and within the parameters set in the Track Maintenance Manual.


Essential Functions:

1. Thoroughly inspect and maintain the entire track and right-of-way structures, according to the schedule established by the Superintendent of Maintenance.

2. Track inspection shall include, but not be limited to:

* rail, ties, tie plates, joints (simple, compromise, regular and insulated), hand throw and power switch layout, switch machine and switch stand operating mechanism, switch points, frogs, diamonds and rail fasteners;

* ballast, sub-soil, embankment, bridge structures, culverts and drainage on right-of-way;

* track structure at street level and flange ways.

3. Responsible for doing preventative, corrective and rehabilitative work on track and structure according to schedule and/or as needed under direction from the Track supervisor, including:

* switch maintenance and adjustments;

* bridge repair;

* re-gauging, including spike lining, spot surfacing and spot lining.

4. Must complete appropriate inspection, trouble and other reports, as required.

5. Monitor track and/or structure contractor activities, do final inspection and prepare follow-up reports to be submitted to the Track Supervisor.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

Knowledge of or ability to rapidly attain the knowledge of the principles of rehabilitation and maintenance of track structures; to become proficient in the operation of heavy track equipment; operate and maintain common track equipment, tools and vehicles.

Must satisfactorily complete with a passing grade of not less than "C" the railway worker's track education program within six (6) months from the date of employment, qualifying as a Certified Track Inspector.

Must qualify for and obtain a California Class B driver's license within 12 months of date of hire.

Demonstrate the ability to become proficient in the operation of heavy track equipment including, but not limited to, tamper, regulator, lo-railer, speed-swing, tie extractor and crane truck.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to perform physical demands, such as walking, bending, stooping, sitting, heavy lifting up to 75 pounds and hand-shoveling. Must be able to operate motor vehicle(s). Work may at times require more than 8 hours per day to perform the essential duties of the position. Work hours will vary, including nights, weekends and holidays and overtime based upon operational needs. All work is done outside and employee is subject to working in inclement weather conditions.


Graduation from high school or a high school equivalency certificate.

Minimum of three (3) years experience in construction, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of track and right-of-way structures of appropriate railroad or rapid transit system is desirable.

A combination of education and general heavy construction labor may be considered.


Qualified candidate must satisfactorily pass all applicable examinations including, but not limited to, a pre-employment physical, background, and drug and alcohol testing.


1. Retirement Plan through California Public Employees Retirement System

2. Medical, dental & life insurance plans

3. Two (2) weeks of vacation, after one year of service

4. Holidays

5. Free travel on most local public transit systems

6. Sick leave


Current starting hourly rate is $18.61, with annual increases. The top rate for a Track Serviceperson is currently $27.37 per hour. These rates are subject to negotiation with the union and are, therefore, subject to change.


If you are applying for a position with MTS Bus or Rail that requires a copy of your DMV driving record (H-6) printout you may obtain a printout at any DMV office or on the DMV website.

Please submit your driving record (H-6) to the Human Resources Department by one of the following ways:

1. Email: Subject: H-6

2. Fax: 619-234-1047, or

3. Address: Metropolitan Transit System

1255 Imperial Avenue, Suite 1000

San Diego, CA 92101

Attn: Human Resources Department

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