Track Maintenance Worker

132-328 Wale Road, Colwood, BC, V9B 0J8
Invites applications from suitable qualified persons for the position of:
Track Maintenance Worker (NOC #7531) (1 vacancy)
Terms of Employment:
Permanent, Full Time (Overtime, Day, Evening, Weekend, Shift)
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Wage information: $32 or more Hourly for 40 Hours per week

Anticipated Start Date:March 09, 2020  Work Location Information: Employer is based in Victoria, BC

Location of work: Based out of Victoria, BC (different locations depending on assignments)

Business address: 132-328 Wale Road, Colwood, BC, V9B 0J8

Work Setting: Outdoors in all weather conditions (could be extreme) and on uneven surfaces. Track Maintenance Workers perform routine maintenance and construction work on railroad tracks, bridges, and right-of way. They change railroad ties, operate equipment, perform basic maintenance of machinery,  and also perform related work as assigned.

Transportation/Travel Information: Own transportation and driver’s license required.

Skill Requirements: Education: (Some) high school

Experience: At least six months of work experience as a railway labourer OR six months of experience doing any physically demanding job (on the job training will be provided).

Languages: Speak English, Read English  Weight Handling:  25 kg (50 lbs) sometimes more

Job Duties: Operate machines and equipment to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks, align tracks, transfer, spread, level and tamp ballast around ties and rails and to clear snow from tracks; Patrol assigned track sections to identify and report damaged or broken track; Grind end of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut ties, and perform related maintenance while working as a member of a work crew; Operate light and heavy yard maintenance machinery (portable grinder, spike puller, and others); Operate power and manual tools; Use power drill to drill holes through rail or tie plates for insertion of bolts and spikes; Operates track wrench machine to tighten or loosen bolts at rail joints; Operates rail saw to cut rail to specified lengths; Loading, unloading, and general handling of materials and equipment as instructed; Basic maintenance work on machinery used; Perform manual labor; Perform other track maintenance duties as directed.

Basic Qualifications: Able to read, write, and communicate (speak, hear, and understand) English for safety rules; Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions; Able to work on and around heavy equipment; Able to follow written and oral directions; Comply with all company and FRA safety procedures, policies, and rules, including wearing  required safety equipment.

Physical and Mental Demands: Able to lift and carry up to 25kg (50 pounds) (Possible heavy lifting over 50 pounds); Able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, and sit for extended periods of time; Skill in use of tools and machines for grounds maintenance, including a tractor and other  machinery; Able to use hands to hold, grasp, turn or pull; Able to reach over shoulder level; Able to work with loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dirt, and dust;  Able to use phones and radios; Able to perform heavy manual labor; Able to operate tools and equipment safely and efficiently.

How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter by e-mail: 

Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for! 

We thank all applicants however only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.

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