Careers – Rio Grande Pacific Transit Group – Brushing Crew Foreman (BCF)

Brushing Crew Foreman (BCF)

Reports To: Track Supervisor

Department: Maintenance of Way

Positions Supervised: Brushing Crew Laborer


The BCF is responsible for operating on track machinery and hi-rails and general right of way and station inspection, upkeep and maintenance on the railroad corridor.

The BCF is shift work from 8pm to 4am, Sunday thru Thursday. The BCF will operate the rail brushing machine nightly across the corridor. The BCF is also responsible for inspection, maintenance and repair of the rail brushing machine.

The BCF is to perform daily station inspections in accordance with the station checklist and remediate any issues that may occur. Remediation may include:

  • Trash clean up and removal
  • Sweeping, mopping, power washing, scraping, window cleaning, sanitizing, etc.
  • Replacement of station components to include grouting, window replacement, painting, light bulb replacement, clock parts, etc.
  • Any other tasks that may be necessary in repair of station components

The BCF is responsible for right of way maintenance to include:

  • Trash clean up and removal
  • Vegetation control with power equipment such as mowers and weed eaters
  • Soil stabilization efforts which require moving dirt, placing concrete and rip-rap
  • Repairing fence panels
  • Replacing right of way signage
  • Graffiti Remediation
  • Assisting track crew with track construction duties under supervision of track foreman or track supervisor
  • Any other tasks that may be necessary in right of way maintenance

The BCF is to supervise Brushing Crew Laborer in daily duties. BCF will be the Roadway Worker in Charge during duties that could involve fouling the track in accordance with 49 CFR 214. This could include communicating with the railroad dispatcher and train crews, securing positive track protection, performing watchman/lookout duties, etc.


  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Heavy lifting is required up to 100 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.
  • Previous Maintenance of Way, railroad and heavy machine operation is preferred.
  • Track inspection qualification under 49CFR213.7 is highly preferred
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