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Trackman- Quebec- ERB
  
This is a Employee Referral Bonus Job.
A&B Rail Services’ has launched an On-Board Reward Program! This On-Board Reward Program is a one-time CASH BONUS that may be available to candidates hired into one of our designated positions listed on the A&B Rail Services Career page. For more details on these positions or for more information regarding the On-Board Reward Program check out our careers website for A&b Rail.

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 position will require travel throughout Eastern Canada for extended periods of time working in all weather conditions. 
  • 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 fit-ness testing as a condition of employment.

    GENERAL PURPOSE: 

    Reporting to the Foreman, the Trackman 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 spikes
  • applying rail anchors
  • Shoveling rocks and dirt for manual grading of surfaces and clearing ballasts
  • Various loading and unloading of heavy materials such as tools and equipment (spikes, tie plates, joint bars etc.) to and from various vehicles and machine
  • Prepare, use and maintain various common and specialized hand tools for assigned work
  • Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
  • Clearing railway crossings of brush and tall grass using hand held tools and equipment
  • Removal of tie plates from the rail
  • Snow removal from, crossings, and right aways’ using shovels, back pack blowers, brooms etc.
  • Occasional driving of company vehicle
  • 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 blower
  • General understanding how to operate hand tools such as, but not limited to hammers, claw bars, drift pin, scythes, brooms, shovel, pick, and track jacks
  • Other 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 methods
  • Ability to read instructions, follow technical specifications and grade plans
  • Ability 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 blower
  • General understanding how to operate hand tools such as, but not limited to hammers, claw bars, drift pin, scythes, brooms, shovel, pick, and track jacks
  • 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

  • JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • 1 year full time work experience as a General Labourer/Trackman-Labourer
  • Minimum 6 months experience working in railway industry
  • A Valid Operator’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract 
  • Valid CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive and Ground Disturbance level 2 courses are considered an asset

  • WHAT WE OFFER:
  • 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 Systems LTD. Is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment that embraces the diversity of the citizens we serve across Canada. We encourage all people to apply to our job postings, including members of the four designated groups. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process