Track Machine Operator

By | June 1, 2021


Job Description: WHO WE ARE: 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!IMPORTANT NOTES:We are looking for Mark 4 Operators or Ballast Regulator operators to start immediatelyAll other machine operators are encouraged to apply for the 2021 season, expected start date around mid-AprilThis job will require travel throughout Western Canada for extended periods of time.This job will require working in all types of weather conditions.Due to the physically demanding nature of the position, candidates will be required to undergo a fitness test as a condition of employment. MAIN PURPOSE:Ensuring safety is a priority, operators work in a team environment to build and maintain railways in numerous locations across Canada. An Operator will be in charge of one or more specific machines; such as a spiker, speed swing, loader, backhoe or other equipment as needed. Daily inspections and minor repairs are also completed.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: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 companyOperate one or more specific machines such as but not limited to; spiker, speed swing, loader, backhoe or other on a railway track as per the operator manualA daily walk-around inspection of the machine, general housekeeping of machine and minor repairs to the machine when necessary to ensure safe operationDaily administration of logbooks, job briefings etc.Compliance to track rules and instructions according to CRORAssist with manual labour when necessaryCommunicate effectively over the radioMeet productivity level requirements set out by supervisors/foremenOther duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate the following skills and experiences:Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling proceduresAbility to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible mannerEffective communication skills including listening, writing and speakingGood client service and public interaction skillsAbility to work independently and in a team environmentSelf-motivationGood hand and eye coordination JOB REQUIREMENTS:We are looking for Mark 4 Operators or Ballast Regulator operators to start immediatelyAll other machine operators are encouraged to apply for the 2021 season, expected start date around AprilA high school diploma or equivalent is considered an assetMinimum 6 months experience working in the railway industry1 season machine operator experience requiredClass 5 Driver’s License required, Class 1 Drivers License required to operate a Boom truckCROR required (will train)Basic hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, screwdriversBasic mechanical aptitude requiredClear criminal record preferredClean drivers abstract preferredFirst Aid, Fall Arrest, GEI, Forklift Loader, Specific Machine Operator Certification is an asset (will train)Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs unassisted WHAT WE OFFER:Competitive PayAn industry-leading comprehensive benefits programThe 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company Description:Founded in 1965 with just a few employees, A&B Rail Services has grown to a full-service railroad company of over 1000 capable, experienced employees who are able to deliver a project of any size anywhere in Canada on-time and on budget. Our services include light rail construction and maintenance, heavy haul track construction, track inspection and maintenance, production and rehabilitation, and signals and communications. We have the necessary knowledge, equipment, employees and resources to service Transit, LRT, Class 1, industrial, and short line railroads anywhere in Canada. Job ID: 31922726
A&B Rail Services

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