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Title: Rail Track and Right of Way (ROW) Maintainer
Company: King County Metro Transit
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 144270

King County Rail Division Workers

Get in on the ground floor with King County’s Rail Division and get your career started with Metro!

Metro Transit's Rail Division has exciting opportunities for Rail Track and Right of Way (ROW) Maintainers! Rail is looking for dependable, detail-oriented Track and ROW Maintainers to perform journey-level trades work to troubleshoot, diagnose, maintain, repair, weld, upgrade and conduct comprehensive preventive maintenance on track, special track work, track switches, aerial and tunnel structures and supports, retaining walls, fencing, and associated equipment and components.

Link Light Rail Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 24.7 mile route from south of Sea-Tac Airport to Northgate. Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track which is a critical part of the region's transportation network. The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders. Working in Rail offers a wide variety of opportunities to showcase your skills as the Rail Division grows. This planned growth will create many promotional and training opportunities for personnel.

The Current hourly rates are: Dayshift $30.42-$43.46 | Swing shift $31.94-$45.63 | Graveyard shift $32.70-$46.72

Great Benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most regional transit systems). We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and state-registered domestic partner. A competitive sick leave and vacation plan, twelve holidays a year, and participation in the State's popular Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

JOB DUTIES: Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. You will:

  • Inspect, diagnose, repair, maintain, and/or replace running rails, restraining rails, fasteners, switch components, crossings, and all other components associated with track maintenance and construction.
  • I Operate service vehicles, small cranes and other vehicles used in track maintenance and inspection.
  • I Use rail saws, rail drills, portable ballast tampers, and other specialized tools and equipment to perform inspection, maintenance and repair tasks.
  • I Set up work-zone traffic control areas; flag track way to provide safe rail work zones. Manually operate switch machines under revenue and non-revenue conditions.
  • I Prioritize emergency maintenance tasks in the absence of on-site supervision.
  • I Record and document maintenance and diagnostic data.
  • I Assist other trades as necessary; respond to emergency calls as necessary. Perform snow and ice removal.
  • I Perform other duties as assigned.


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