Track Protection/ Flag Person

By | May 3, 2021


Job Description:WHO WE ARE: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!We are currently seeking those interested in a Track Protection/Flag Person position to support our Track Protection ServiesThe ideal candidate must be willing to travel throughout Eastern Canada.MAIN PURPOSE: Reporting to the Manager Track Protection Services, the Track Protection/Flag Person is responsible for controlling and directing contractors on active railway rights-of-way on and through the construction work zone within defined limits. Using specific railway operating rules, instructions and techniques, this position ensures that contractors clear the working zone prior to the approach of a train minimizing any delays to scheduled railway operations. This individual will direct the contractor’s on-site equipment and personnel when working in close proximity to active rail corridors and related hazards, and communicates and interacts with the contractor and railway personnel in a courteous and professional manner.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Conducts daily job briefings in order that all contactors understand site-specific instructions prior to commencing workReview the work site on a minimum daily basis and consults with Supervisor and or contractor’s representative to understand the work being conducted, and any potential hazards.Maintain alertness at all times.Set up, reposition and dismantle railway specific signage.Protect workers and the public by keeping the workspace free of traffic, and warning oncoming traffic of potential hazards.Communicate effectively with other flagmen and Rail Traffic Controllers using established procedures and radio equipment to ensure the understanding of instructions, track protectionlimits, worksite hazards and other specific site conditions.Install and dismantles railway signalling devices (flags) at designated locationsOnce briefed, directs the movement of personnel and equipment through work areasPrepares daily timesheets, worksheets and other reports as requiredPromotes executes and adheres to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.Driving of assigned company vehicleOther duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:Sound understanding of railway engineering safety regulations, safe work practices and work proceduresBe capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sitesAble to work in a safety-sensitive position, in a unique role directing contractors who are engaged with completing multi-million dollar construction projects on live railway corridors within tight schedulesKnowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures JOB REQUIREMENTS:A high school diploma with at least 2 years of related work experience in the protection of track units and track work or related experiences in railway environmentsValid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s LicenseCanadian Railway Operating Rules certification considered an asset.Prior experience working within a railway company is a definite asset.Training in railway “Track Inspection Guidelines” or equivalent is an assetAbility to read instructions, follow written policies and procedures.Ability to work independently or as part of a team.Perform duties 24/7/365 in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditions.Ability to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situations.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 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.Our Company 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: 43820872
A&B Rail Services

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