Track-Laying Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in laying and repairing railroad tracks.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Track-Laying Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in laying and repairing railroad tracks: Measures distances from reference stakes to locate positions for installation of trackage, switches, and crossovers. Verifies alignment of rails by measuring distances from rails to predetermine center line. Supervises TRACK-SURFACING-MACHINE OPERATOR and TRACK LAYER in repair of railroad tracks. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Track-Laying Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pipe-Laying Supervisor, Railroad Track Repair Supervisor, Track Layer, Head, Track Leader, Track Repair Supervisor See More

    How to become a Track-Laying Supervisor

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