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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 the physically demanding nature of the position, candidates will be required to undergo fitness testing as a condition of employment


Ensuring safety is a priority, labourers work in a team environment to build and maintain railways in numerous locations across Western Canada. Labourers operate various hand held tools small equipment and handle hazardous materials while frequently performing physical work in all weather conditions.  


  • An emphasis on safety is critical for all employees. This can be a high risk environment as you will be working around heavy moving equipment
  • Moderate to heavy physical labor on an assigned area of track; including tasks such as, but not limited to:
  • signal equipment installation
  • Install ground systems
  • Electrical connection of rail reporting the color of the signal
  • Various loading and unloading of heavy materials such as tools and equipment to and from various vehicles and machines
  • Clearing railway crossings of brush and tall grass using hand held tools and equipment
  • Perform duties such as digging holes and trenches for laying cable, installing conduit and/or ducts
  • May be required to drive company vehicle
  • Other duties as assigned


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

  • Ability to read instructions, follow technical specifications and grade plans.
  • Ability to perform various types of physical labour including moderate to heavy lifting, standing, bending, shovelling, etc.
  • Sound understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices and work procedures and be capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sites
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Perform duties in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditions
  • Proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of various related equipment and tools
  • Ability to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situations
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong stress management and time management skills

  • A high school diploma
  • Previous railway or construction experience is considered an asset
  • A Valid Operator’s License
  • Valid CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive and Ground Disturbance level 2 courses are considered an asset, will train if needed
  • Basic understanding of survey grades and construction methods

  • 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