Track Maintainer

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Job Description:WHO WE ARE: At A&B Rail Services Ltd, our work is getting and keeping Canada’s railway operators in motion – safely and sustainable! We work coast-to-coast, in every railway sector, and on any size project. Our commitment is service excellence and offering our clients exceptional value. Within our team, we call this Doing It Right!IMPORTANT NOTES:This job will require travel throughout Western Canada for extended periods of time working in all types of weather conditions.Due to the physically demanding nature of the position, candidates will be required to undergo fitness testing as a condition of employment.GENERAL PURPOSE: Reporting to the Foreman, the Track maintainer, maintains and repairs railway tracks. Duties can include replacing and repairing various track components including rails, railway ties, and fences and adjusting the alignment and the surface of the track as well as responding to emergencies and track outages.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Pulling track spikesApplying rail anchorsShovelling rocks and dirt for manual grading of surfaces and clearing ballastsVarious loading and unloading of heavy materials such as tools and equipment (spikes, tie plates, joint bars etc.) to and from various vehicles and machinePrepare, use and maintain various common and specialized hand tools for assigned workCorrect deviations in track surface, alignment and gaugeClearing railway crossings of brush and tall grass using hand-held tools and equipmentRemoval of tie plates from the railSnow removal from, crossings, and right aways’ using shovels, backpack blowers, brooms etc.Occasional driving of company vehicleGeneral understanding of how to operate small equipment such as, but not limited to rail saws, drills, grinders, puller, air compressor, bolter, and backpack blowerGeneral understanding of how to operate hand tools such as, but not limited to hammers, claw bars, drift pin, scythes, brooms, shovel, pick and track jacksOther duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate the following skills and experiences:Basic understanding of survey grades and construction methodsAbility to read instructions, follow technical specifications and grade plansAbility to perform various types of physical labour including moderate to heavy lifting, stand-ing, bending, shovelling, etc.General understanding of how to operate small equipment such as, but not limited to rail saws, drills, grinders, puller, air compressor, bolter, and back pack blowerGeneral understanding how to operate hand tools such as, but not limited to hammers, claw bars, drift pin, scythes, brooms, shovel, pick, and track jacksSound understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices and work procedures and be capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sitesAbility to work independently or as part of a teamPerform duties in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditionsProficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of various related equipment and toolsAbility to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situationsKnowledge of workplace safety requirements and proceduresKnowledge of equipment maintenance and storageStrong analytical and problem solving skillsStrong stress management and time management skills JOB REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or equivalent1 year full time work experience as a General Labourer/Trackman-LabourerMinimum 6 months experience working in the railway industryA Valid Operator’s License & Clean Driver’s AbstractValid CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive and Ground Disturbance level 2 courses are considered an asset WHAT WE OFFER:Competitive PayAn industry leading comprehensive benefits programThe opportunity to work with a great team where Safety is an integral part of our cultureWe would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A&B Rail Systems is an Equal Opportunity EmployerCompany Description:Founded in 1965 with just a few employees, A&B Rail Services has grown to a full-service railroad company of over 1000 capable, experienced employees who are able to deliver a project of any size anywhere in Canada on-time and on budget. Our services include light rail construction and maintenance, heavy haul track construction, track inspection and maintenance, production and rehabilitation, and signals and communications. We have the necessary knowledge, equipment, employees and resources to service Transit, LRT, Class 1, industrial, and short line railroads anywhere in Canada. Job ID: 17927544
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A&B Rail Services

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