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Operator- Vancouver (Lower Mainland)

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 tamper, regulator, spiker, speed swing, loader, backhoe or other on the railway track as per the operator’s manual. Operators must also ensure compliance with all governed regulations such as DOT. 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; tamper, regulator, 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. mandated by law ensuring compliance with governed regulations of transportation such as DOT logs when applicable
  • Compliance to track rules and instructions according to CROR
  • Assist with manual labour when necessary


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

  • communicate effectively over radio following CTC standards
  • Meet productivity level requirements set out by supervisors/foremen
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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
  • Minimum 6 months experience working in railway or construction industry
  • 1 year 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
  • BMO training 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