Railroad Off-Track Spray Technician - #1701221

DeAngelo Contracting Services

Date: 3 days ago
City: Lexington, KY
Contract type: Full time

DCS is a family owned and operated business with treating all employees like family at the core of our values. Our employees provide innovative, safe, and high-quality infrastructure/maintenance contracting services to State DOTs, railroads, and other commercial/residential customers across the entire United States. Employees receive generous compensation packages, employee engagement events & career development programs, just to name a few of the perks of being part of the DCS family!

To provide quality service, we need top-of-the-line employees. That is why we offer great compensation, awesome benefits, and a work environment worth bragging about! 

DeAngelo Contracting Services (DCS) is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Railroad Off-Track Spray Technician with a great attitude, strong ethics and morals, and a vast mechanical aptitude with a keen sense of safety. They will be responsible to spray and/or cut railroad crossings to specifications and to spray off-track areas within railroad yards around material piles, buildings, access roads and other areas.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fill truck with water/chemical mix.
  • Minor weed eating with an industrial weed eater and minor chainsaw work with at least a 16” bar on saw, approximately 25% of the time each day.
  • Pull hose out 300-500 feet to spray the length of crossing, and then pull hose back to the truck and roll up. In a typical day, you will pull out 300-500 feet of hose 32 times.
  • Spray 8 to 10 crossings per day.
  • Must drive truck and spray 8 to 10 railroad crossings per day.
  • Must call MTM for daily job briefing.
  • Perform paperwork required for the job at the end of the day.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Basic understanding of weed, grass, and brush types
  • Complete understanding of chemicals used, what they control, and all safety requirements.
  • Basic understanding of application methods and equipment 
  • Basic understanding of calibration and spray patterns
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.


  • Must be at least 21+ years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid drivers license with at least 3 years of clean driving experience.
  • Ability to travel away from home for up to 4-6 weeks (hotel expenses paid by the company).
  • Most days are ten-hour days, but you must be able to work twelve-hour days when necessary.
  • Some Saturday, Sunday, or night work may be required.
  • Hours may vary depending on weather conditions and workload.
  • Spraying will be seasonal coinciding with regional office.
  • Must comply with the company drug and alcohol policy.

DeAngelo Contracting Services provide our employees with paid training to help them become successful in their positions. Areas of training include:

  • Learn how to identify different weeds, grass, and brush species.
  • Determine what chemicals effectively control what plant species.
  • Learn how to safely operate application equipment.
  • Different application methods utilized in the field.
  • An understanding of how to maintain equipment.
  • Basic computer skills required.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401(K) 
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Career Development
  • Pay rate: 18-20/hr DOE

Come be a part of the DeAngelo family, today! 

DCS is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all hiring and employment regulations. In the event an ADA accommodation is needed, DCS is happy to help all employees achieve gainful employment in an atmosphere where they are appreciated and respected. DCS offers subcontracting services to government agencies as such, candidates may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as criminal background checks, pre-employment, post-accident & reasonable impairment drug screenings, motor vehicle record checks, etc. as such, DCS complies with all federal and state regulatory guidelines including the FCRA.

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