Rail Track Maintainer

Website Canadian National Railway

Job Description:

The Rail Track Maintainer is responsible for inspecting, repairing and replacing rails, ties, switches and ballasts. The role performs outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions and ensures a safe working environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Remove and replace defective ties, rails spikes, and anchors
  • Ensure railroad right-of-way is clear of brush, vegetation, snow and litter
  • Ensure a safe working environment, by following CN’s safety policies and procedures
  • Unload ballasts and distribute track material
  • Repair deviations in track surface, alignment, and gauge
  • Install and repair street and railroad crossings and assist in the replacement or repair of items such as power-operated switches and insulated joints
  • Maintain various hand tools for assigned work
  • Sort used track material for loading
  • Maintain CN’s train rails, ties, switches and ballasts through inspection, repair, and replacement

Job Requirements:

  • Experience operating heavy equipment and machinery
  • Must meet all medical fitness for duty requirements for the position, including requirements for Safety
  • Long periods of travel required, including overnight
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety, productivity and client satisfaction
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Ability to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stress
  • Repetitive physical activity
  • Shift work, with occasional overtime when necessary
  • Displays common sense and good judgment
  • Grasping skills
  • Primarily performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions
  • Physical: lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 70 pounds occasionally
  • Knowledge of signals or Railroad Operating Rules*
  • Demonstrate good teamwork and maintain positive interactions with others
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Any knowledge for these above would be considered as an asset
  • Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory and safety environment
  • Welding skills*

Job Details:

Company: Canadian National Railway

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Mont-Joli, Quebec, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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