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Rail Construction and Maintenance Operatives

Rail construction and maintenance operatives lay, re-lay, repair and examine railway track and maintain surrounding areas.

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About this Career

£30,168

Average salary

New workers start around £24,600.00. Normal pay is £30,168 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,942.58.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Fastens together sections of rail by bolting fishplates to rails.
  • Positions lengths of rail, sets of points and crossovers and secures rail with bolts, wooden wedges or clips.
  • Spreads ballast and lays sleepers or metal plates at specified intervals.
  • Lubricates points, examines fences, drains, culverts and embankments and carries out any necessary maintenance.
  • Checks tightness of bolts and wedges, replaces damaged rail chairs and repacks ballast under sleepers if necessary.
  • Patrols length of track and visually inspects rails, bolts, fishplates and chairs for distortion or fracture.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
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Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
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Active Learning
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Speaking
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Monitoring
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Writing
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Mathematics
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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