Supervisor of Way

Direct personnel in maintenance-of-way department.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Supervisor of Ways do?

Directs personnel in maintenance-of-way department and coordinates maintenance and repair activities with other functions of street-railway system: Issues instructions to personnel engaged in removal of snow or other obstruction from tracks, and construction, maintenance, and repair of roadway, bridges, and other structures. Dispatches crews of workers and equipment during emergencies, such as breakdowns, derailments, floods, and landslides, to make necessary repairs for restoration of service. Inspects equipment along way, periodically, to ascertain that it is maintained according to standards. Directs personnel engaged in maintaining time and work records.

Should I be a Supervisor of Way?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Tilt-Wall Supervisor

    How to become a Supervisor of Way

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