Rail Track Maintenance

Implement preventive and corrective maintenance activities of rail track



Competency Area

Rail Systems Maintenance


Carry out scheduled maintenance work

Perform preparation work to conduct preventive maintenance on rail track

Carry out track possession and set up possession area

Carry out measurement of cant, gauge, alignment and geometry of rail track

Operate engineering trains and train-mounted maintenance equipment

Follow organisational maintenance procedures, WI to carry out preventive maintenance on rail track, rail track equipment and component

Identify and mark out potential rail track defects areas

Adhere to safety guidelines and operating instructions for tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record rail track maintenance activities and report occurrences of potential faults identified

Conduct corrective maintenance

Interpret work orders and prepare for corrective maintenance

Carry out rail track possession procedures and set up possession area

Apply defect identification procedures to verify identified rail track defects and determine causes of track defects

Apply rail repair, replacement and/or rail grinding methods to rectify rail track defects according to prescribed method statements and tasks

Restore rail track to operational conditions and specifications

Inspect rail track maintenance activities performed to verify that the rail tracks are within specification limits

Apply operating and safety measures in operating tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record and collate documentation of rail track maintenance work

Troubleshoot, locate faults and recommend rectification

Use troubleshooting tools, equipment and methods to locate and analyse causes of rail track faults

Recommend corrective actions for identified faults on rail track

Manage noise level during maintenance work in compliance with the government regulations

Implement safety and operating procedures on tools and equipment usage during maintenance work

Analyse maintenance work documented for rail track to identify possible workflow improvements so as to prevent fault recurrence

Diagnose root causes of failure and prevent recurrence

Establish structured failure investigation and specify functional testing requirements

Apply failure investigation methods to diagnose root cause failure of rail tracks

Review organisational rail track maintenance procedures

Propose new and/or enhanced maintenance procedures and/or WI in reference to OEM technical recommendations

Monitor overall maintenance progress of rail track to ascertain effectiveness of maintenance procedures

Develop long-term solutions by analysing diagnostic data to prevent faults and failures recurrence

Develop troubleshooting, rectification and fault analysis methods

Develop assessment procedures to check the condition of rail track equipment

Coordinate rail track maintenance with other rail systems maintenance needs