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Army MOS 88T Railway Section Repairer

Transporting ammunition and supplies to Army ports for deployment overseas is absolutely vital to our national defense. Members of the Army railway team, such as the Railway Section Repairer, play an integral role in the operation and maintenance of the Army’s railway operating battalions. Railway Section Repairers are primarily responsible for performing maintenance on railway tracks, roadbeds, switches, fences and other railway facilities. Some of your duties as a Railway Section Repairer may include:

Operate and maintain track motor cars
Perform repair and maintenance of track, associated rail facilities and adjoining structures
Repair roadbeds and switches
Gauge tracks, properly spacing ties and checking degree of elevation or curvature of tracks undergoing repairs
Make repairs to fences and sign posts

Job training for a Railway Section Repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and five weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Railway Section Repairer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Railway Section Repairer, you may be involved in:

Supervise a track maintenance repair crew
Provide technical expertise to subordinates performing their duties
Consult timetables and train dispatchers in order to determine train movements
Employ standard signals to warn operating crews of dangers
Determine need for construction machinery and arrange for its movement to the repair site
Outline repair work and coordinate with other repair units
Supervise clearance of obstructions and combustible materials from track and surrounding areas

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Railway Section Repairer, such as teamwork, discipline and leadership, will help you pursue a future with privately owned national railway chains or government-operated railroad companies.

Related Army Positions
Railway Equipment Repairer (88P)

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