Wausau, Wisconsin

Loram Maintenance of Way





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Job Title: General Laborer - Rail Maintenance

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Department: Operations

Reports to: Assistant Manager, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:

The General Laborer - Rail Maintenance (GL) is responsible for safely and efficiently supporting crew members with the operation and maintenance of Loram's maintenance machines, equipment, and on track vehicles in accordance to guidelines set forth by the FRA, our customers, and Loram's rules and standard operating practices.

BONUSES: $500 paid after 3 months of continuous employment and another $500 paid after 6 months of employment!

PAY: $17.00 PER HOUR + Generous Over-Time

Time and a half is paid after 40 hours per week. Typical work hours are 12-14 hours per day and 70-75 hours per week. Hours may be longer or shorter depending on operational needs. Room for advancement: 90% of General Laborers who are employed with the company for 2 years receive a promotion in that time and 50% will have received at least 2 promotions. 

Loram offers medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401K with 150% match up to 6%, and many other great benefits! Loram pays for hotel/motel rooms and all work-related travel to and from the job site (flights, buses, etc.). Per diem is not offered. Employees are responsible for all personal expenses including, but not limited to food, phone and laundry. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to travel 100% of the time, including international, using any method of transportation
  • Must be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Work will require extended time away from home.
  • Must be available to work irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights for long periods of time.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: 1+ years demonstrated technical skills; mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and/or machine operations.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This position is considered a safety sensitive role. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift tools and equipment of 75lbs or greater
  • Can hang onto grab irons or ladders, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception

If you apply for this position, the beginning stages of communication will be conducted via email. Please check your email regularly.

REV 5.11.2021

Wausau, Wisconsin

The railway track maintenance industry is a big-dollar business dominated by just a handful of highly specialized firms. In North America, where railroads spend well over $6 billion a year maintaining their track, one of the largest companies of the industry is Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation having just a handful of employees and a product line consisting of two simple machines. In the many years since that unpretentious beginning, the company has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America.

To all the major railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Loram name is synonymous with technologically sophisticated, high-production machinery. The company's reputation for producing state-of-the-art equipment is surpassed only by its reputation for providing the highest quality service. Loram's specialties as a manufacturer of machinery and a contractor for services are reflected by its two main operating departments. The Ballast and Grade Service Department operates the company's large and diversified fleet of machinery for such tasks as resurfacing track, cleaning ballast and ditches along the right of way. The Grinding Service Department is responsible for operating Loram's large fleet of rail grinding machines.

 Loram machines are both sold and leased to railroads, but the company's reputation rests on its performance as a contractor offering a wide range of track maintenance services to major railroads. This reputation goes back to 1954, when Mannix International, the company that eventually became Loram Maintenance of Way, entered the field of railway track maintenance as a contractor supplying machinery for ballast work. In the beginning, Mannix International's business was built around two undertrack machines, the Mannix Sled and the Mannix Plow, which greatly simplified the task of raising and reballasting track.

These first two machines were the starting point for a product line that now includes a wide array of equipment for track maintenance work. During the 1950's and 1960's, Mannix International improved its undertrack equipment and began manufacturing other types of machines. By 1974, when the company was renamed Loram Maintenance of Way, the product line had been expanded to include shoulder ballast cleaners, ditch cleaners, tie handling machines, and rail grinders. In the early 1980's Loram emerged as the North American leader in the technology for both shoulder ballast cleaning and rail grinding. Today, Loram Maintenance of Way is recognized as one of the premier firms in the North American railway track maintenance industry.

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