Track Technician - Maintenance 1

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Date: 2 May 2024

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:449828 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Purpose of the job:

The Track Technician is responsible for the maintenance and repair of mainline track, special track work, switch machines, tunnels, structures, power
rail, reaction rails, drainage, walkways, and fencing.

Salary Rate:



Key Accountabilities:


  • Works independently or under the direction of the Supervisor and within approved procedures and technical methods in the preventive maintenance and repair of the yard and mainline track, switches and switch machines, power rails, reaction rails, structures, drainage, walkways, and fences, ballast, and ties.
  • Implements Work Permits and Occupancy Permits, undertakes maintenance and repair work on the track, and returns the track to the responsible authority upon completion.
  • Interprets maintenance manuals and drawings. Prepares charts and schematics and completes all necessary documentation, including Work Orders and logs.
  • Completes assigned tasks to Company and industry standards using approved work practices and procedures. Accounts for all time and materials used in completing each task, signing off the work as being completed to standard.
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and procedural changes that become evident during the performance of maintenance tasks.
  • Performs tests and prepares reports as required.
  • Operates trains, road and rail vehicles, and heavy equipment such as belt grinders, block grinders, speeders, etc., when required for maintenance.
  • Handles emergencies and failures following established procedures through immediate response and quick action.
  • Participates in regular training to maintain the required knowledge of maintenance techniques and procedures and trains subordinate personnel as required.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures, and safety rules.
  • Works variable hours and shifts. Performs other related duties as required.


Mandatory and Desirable:


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School or higher education degree
  • Four years experience in maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing rails and switches is preferred.
  • Experience in electrical, mechanical, or structural maintenance would also be an asset.


Competencies & Skills:


  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Initiative and action-driven
  • Communication skills
  • Analytic thinking, rigorous mindset
  • Good computer skills
  • Continuous Improvement tools




You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



Job Type:​Experienced​

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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