Genesee & Wyoming Bridge Laborer in Lyons, Georgia

Bridge Laborer

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Job Description

Performs the duties involved with the maintenance repair activities surrounding the Maintenance of Bridge functions. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's safety policies and applicable laws. Works with direction from the Bridge Foreman and/or General Manager.

  • Performs day-to-day activities of a bridge crew

  • Unloads and/or assists in unloading and distribution of materials (rail, ties, spikes, etc.)

  • Corrects deviations in bridge surface, aligns and gage

  • Installs and repairs wood tussles and wood structures

  • Operates tools such as rail saw, track wrench, spike maul, tie adz, and claw bar as needed

  • Must have knowledge of Roadway Worker Protection Regulations

  • Must be familiar with the FRA fall protection regulations as well as G&W’s internal policy regarding bridge safety

Required Skills

  • Analysis and Problem Assessment - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner

  • Interpersonal/Communications Skills - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; speaks and writes clearly and listens to get clarification

  • Customer Focus - responds promptly to customer needs and solicits customer feedback to improve service

  • Initiative - volunteers readily; asks for and offers help when needed

  • Integrity- builds trust by treating customers, peers and others with integrity

  • Database and Computer Skills

  • Technical Skills - strives to build knowledge and skills

  • Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities

  • Attendance and Punctuality - is consistently at work on time;

  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles

Required Experience

Education Required or Equivalent Experience: High School Diploma or GED

Related Experience Required: 2 years work experience

Related Experience Preferred: Experience with heavy hand tools; previous work experience outdoors

Registration / Certification Required or Preferred: CDL preferred

Must have a valid driver’s license

Job Location

Lyons, Georgia, United States

Position Type


Position Employed By:

Georgia Central Railway L.P.