The United States Army maintains its own transportation system, and one of the careers that the Army maintains is the Enlisted Railway transportation Specialist. The Army maintains its own supply chain, and Rail service is one of the most vital links in the Army chain. The rail system is part of the national defense supply chain. The US Army Railway repair specialist works to maintain and keep the system of operations ready and functional to remain at high state of mission readiness. The Rails transports supplies and ammunition to Army ports for eventual deployment and shipping overseas. If you love to work outdoors, and enjoy working with tools and physical work, then you should work toward applying to become an Army Railway Enlisted Repair specialist.
Working as an Enlisted US Army Railway repair specialist is a position that is responsible for keeping railway roadbeds, tracks, fences, switches and other railway systems up and running at all times. Working as a US Army Railway specialist involves dealing with gauging track, spacing ties, making repairs to roadbeds, railways and Army Railway sections. You will work to deal crossing gates, repair sign and gate posts, and assisting to adjust elevation and curvature or tracks under repair. You can also be assigned to work performing general and specialized Army railway repair services. Working as an Army Railway Repairer starts as all Army enlisted route of enlistment. You will begin with 9 weeks of basic training, where you will learn how to be a US Army Servicemember. You will learn different skills necessary as a new Army enlisted person. You will advance to a 5 week advanced Railway school, where you will participate in various training. You will work in classroom training opportunities, along with simulated battlefield conditions, and learn how to perform as a Railway Repair Maintenance person. You will receive classroom training and time spent on the job out in the field practicing practical aspects of Army Railway repair. As a senior Railway Enlisted person you may be involved or responsible for personnel training and supervision of other soldiers, and become involved in the planning of Railway repair projects. Skills and abilities you gain as an Army Railway repairer are directly transferable to civilian employment in railway and train company employment.
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You will work to manage and coordinate railway repair work, and participate in specific railway repair projects. You will supervise and oversee track maintenance repair.