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Mark IV Tamper Operator- 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.


At A&B Rail Services 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 commit-ment is service excellence and offering our clients exceptional value.  Within our team, we call this Doing It Right! 
Our work is located throughout western Canada. Must be willing to travel for weeks/months at a time. 


Ensuring safety is a priority, this Tamper Operator will be responsible for operating tamper and or other equipment in an efficient, safe and appropriate manner. They will also be responsible for loading/unloading and securement of equipment and material; as well as, clean and maintain equipment and physical labour when required. This individual will at times work in high noise levels, fast paced and labour intensive roles, all weather conditions, standing/sitting varies on a daily basis and can be given multiple responsibilities at any given time.


  • Abide by safety procedures, conducting pre-start checks on machinery & safe operations
  • General track machine maintenance 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communicate effectively over radio following CTC standards
  • 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:

  • 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


  • High School Diploma  is considered an asset
  • Tamper Operating experience is mandatory
  • Trouble Shooting Jupiter II System is considered an asset
  • Previous machine operator experience required
  • Experience in track construction & maintenance
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • CROR required (will train)
  • Basic mechanical aptitude required
  • Clear criminal record preferred
  • Clean drivers abstract preferred
  • First Aid, Fall Arrest, GEI, Forklift Loader, Specific Machine Operator Certification will be as as-set, will train.
  • 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