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Track Machine Operator- Alberta and Western Canada

At A&B Rail LTD., our work is getting and keeping Canada’s railway operators in motion – safely and sustainably! 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!

  • Candidates applying for this position must have their own transportation as job sites are throughout the region.
  • Preference will be shown to candidates that reside in the region.
  • Due to the physically demanding nature of the position, candidates will be required to undergo a fitness test as a condition of employment.


    Ensuring safety is a priority, operators work in a team environment to build and maintain railways in numerous locations across Canada by operating one or more specific machine such as a spiker, speed swing, loader, backhoe or other on the railway track as per the operator’s manual. Daily inspections and minor repairs are also completed.


  • Ensuring safety is a priority to self, fellow workers, the general public and the assets of the company and following policies and procedures set out by the company
  • Operate one or more specific machines such as but not limited to; spiker, speed swing, loader, backhoe or other on railway track as per the operator manual
  • Daily walk around inspection if machine, general housekeeping of machine and minor repairs to machine when necessary to ensure safe operation
  • Daily administration of log books, job briefings etc.
  • Compliance to track rules and instructions according to CROR
  • Assist with manual labour when necessary
  • Communicate effectively over radio 
  • Meet productivity level requirements set out by supervisors/foremen
  • Other duties as assigned


    The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Ability to operator required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective communication skills including listening, writing and speaking
  • Good client service and public interaction skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-motivation
  • Good hand and eye coordination


  • High school diploma or equivalent is considered an asset
  • Minimum 6 months experience working in railway or construction industry
  • 1 season machine operator experience required
  • Class 5 Driver’s License required, Class 1 Drivers License required to operator a Boom truck
  • CROR required (will train)
  • Basic hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers
  • Basic mechanical aptitude required
  • Clear criminal record preferred
  • Clean drivers abstract preferred
  • First Aid, Fall Arrest, GEI, Forklift Loader, Specific Machine Operator Certification is an asset (will train)<
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs unassisted


  • Competitive Pay  
  • An industry leading comprehensive benefits program 
  • The opportunity to work with a great team where Safety is an integral part of our culture

  • We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    A&B Rail Services LTD. is an Equal Opportunity Employer