Railroad Bridge Construction Laborer Koppers Railroad Strcutures -

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Mansfield, OH




Job Description:

Summary for Railroad Construction Laborer:

Entry level railroad bridge construction laborer position which will assist with repair and or construction of railroad bridges throughout the United States and Canada. This position requires 100% travel throughout the United States. Great advancement opportunities that are based on knowledge, capabilities and desire for advancement, not limited by a specific period of time.

Railroad Construction Laborer Responsibilities:

  • Remove steel rivets with pneumatic tool
  • Tighten structural steel bolts with impact wrench
  • Remove existing structural steel with oxygen and acetylene torch
  • Drill holes in existing or new structural steel with magnetic drill
  • Drill holes in existing or new timber with 1/2" Electric or Hydraulic Drill
  • Hang Scaffolding
  • Work at heights while utilizing lineman equipment
  • Ascend and descend slopes with rough terrain
  • Drive spikes and drive pins with maul
  • Dig using hand shovel
  • Operate 1/2' drill and generator, impact wrench, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools and chain saw
  • Use lineman gear, D-handle spade (shovel), sharp shooter (shovel), crow bar, and pry bar


Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience with heavy physical labor
  • Exposure to heights

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a favorable driving record that qualifies for a Company Operator’s Permit

Other Requirements

  • Ability to successfully complete gas mask, lead exposure, respirator usage, and Fall Protection training programs
  • Agreeable to travel 100% of the time

Physical Demands

  • This position involves Heavy Work: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, lift and grab; reach with hands and arms; push and pull; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk and hear
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions while working on the railroad bridge.
  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and vibration
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 /hour

Required travel:

  • 100% (Required)

Labor type:

  • Construction

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