Summer Help

Loram Maintenance of Way
3900 Arrowhead Drive Hamel, MN 55340

The Summer Helper position is entry-level and desirable candidates are required to possess the following:


  • Currently enrolled as a student at a University or Vocational school
  • Ability to travel North America 100% of the time. The job will not be based near your place of residence and relocation is not required or expected.
  • Mechanical ability and aptitude
  • A comfort level on/around heavy moving equipment/large machinery
  • Pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol drug test (paid by Loram)
  • Pass e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check (no felony convictions or probation or jail-time associated with a felony in the past 7 years, no outstanding warrants, and cannot have a serious criminal history)
  • Pass a motor vehicle check and be able to meet Loram’s Driving Policy (no major driving offenses within the last 3 years)
  • Pass a pre-placement physical (paid by Loram)
  • Successfully complete Loram’s 5 day paid new hire training, including a written safety exam at Loram headquarters in MN (travel paid to training and to assigned machine after completion)


Candidates are preferred to possess the following: Welding, hydraulic, diesel mechanic, and/or electrical skills/education/training in addition to all the requirements listed above.


Loram provides all work-related transportation including transportation to and from your assignment. Loram provides paid hotel/motel accommodations while you are on assignment.


How to Apply


Summer Helpers maintain highly specialized railway maintenance equipment that is contracted to major railroads throughout North America. Operation of the equipment may also be required in addition to the maintenance. Some required duties include, but not limited to, checking gauges and readings, oil and fluid changes, cleaning the machine, and basic to advanced mechanical repairs. This position will pay $19.00 per hour. As a temporary summer helper, you can expect to earn between $800 – $1,000 per week or about $10,000 – $12,000 (gross pay) working the entire summer. Time and a half is paid after 40 hours per week. Typical work hours are 12-14 hours per day and 70-75 hours per week. Hours may be longer or shorter depending on operational needs.

There is NO per diem for this position. Employees are responsible for all personal expenses including, but not limited to, food, phone, laundry. Loram DOES pay for your hotel/motel rooms and all work-related travel to and from the job site (flights, buses, etc.).

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