Track Moving Machine Operator

Operate vehicles that automatically move and lay track or rails.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $63,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Track Moving Machine Operators do?

Operates vehicle that automatically moves and lays track or rails to construct, repair, or maintain railroad tracks or mining car tracks: Drives vehicle over section of track or rail to be moved. Pushes control to close grasping device on track or rail section, raise and move section to specified location. Engages mechanism that lays track or rail to specified gauge.

Should I be a Track Moving Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Ballast Cleaning Machine Operator, Jack-Tamp Operator, Track Grinder Operator, Track Laying Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Track Moving Machine Operator

    Most Track Moving Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9qaaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2821%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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