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Railway Section Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
Railway section repairers are primarily responsible for performing maintenance on railway tracks, roadbeds, switches, fences and other railway facilities. Members of the Army railway team, including the railway section repairer, play an integral role in the operation and maintenance of the Army's railway operating battalions.

JOB DUTIES
  • Operate and maintain track motor cars
  • Perform repair and maintenance of track, associated rail facilities and adjoining structures
  • Repair roadbeds, switches, fences and signposts
  • Gauge tracks, properly spacing ties and checking degree of elevation of tracks undergoing repairs


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and five weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 5 weeks

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in railways, operating heavy construction equipment and repairing rail problems
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting
  • Enjoy physical work and working outdoors


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 87

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with privately owned national railway chains or government-operated railroad companies.