Operator of track maintenance machines

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Certification “Operator of Track Maintenance Machines”

This certification includes proof of qualifications / competence in the following fields:

  • Composition and functioning of track maintenance machines
  • Measuring and control systems of track maintenance machines
  • Servicing of track maintenance machines
  • Operation of operating controls of track maintenance machines
  • Action to be taken in the event of malfunctions on track maintenance machines
  • Track geometry / track parameters in compliance with railway guidelines
  • Track laying and track maintenance methods
  • Practical experience
  • Quality assurance of work performed using track maintenance machines
  • Fire protection, occupational health and safety
  • Proof of skills and/or the ability to make objective appraisals and decisions

Entrance requirements

  • Proof of school-leaving certificate
  • Proof of training preferably in the mechanical engineering sector
  • At least one year’s experience of working with track maintenance machines
  • Computer skills
  • Successful participation in a training course for operators of track maintenance machines
  • or proof of adequate experience as a track maintenance machine operator.

Personal requirements

It is required from the “Operator of Track Maintenance Machines” that he:

  • is at least 21 years old,
  • is physically and mentally fit to operate a track maintenance machine,
  • has personal reliability and
  • no dependency on alcohol and other intoxicants.