Rail Division – Signals Worker

Chemco Rail is a growing Railroad Construction and Maintenance Company with opportunities throughout Western Canada currently seeking experienced Signal Maintenance workers. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and within a team, have strong communication skills and attention to detail. If you are a self-starter motivated to make a career within our performance culture, apply in confidence at www.chemco.com.

Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on location and circumstances:

  • Highway grade crossing protection.
  • Install, repair, maintain, test, and inspect signal systems including Switches, Hot Box/Hot wheel detectors, Road crossing warning systems, Slide detector fences, Power systems.
  • Use of a wide variety of hand tools, on track high-rail equipment, and test instruments.
  • Perform construction duties, including digging holes and trenches to lay cables, wiring apparatus, setting piers, installing equipment, etc.

Working conditions:

  • Work shift work, as well as work away from home on various work cycles.
  • Work at all locations across Western Canada (BC, AB, SK).
  • Work outdoors, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, involving physical work.
  • Perform repetitive physical activities during a shift.
  • Good climbing and balancing skills for performing installation and maintenance activities.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds (22 kg) and occasionally lifting to 85 pounds (39 kg).
  • Good eye-hand coordination, grasping and working at heights and elevations.
  • Comply with safe work procedures and policies.

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Good teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently, well organized and can maintain a schedule.
  • Ability to provide clear written and verbal communications.
  • Capable of reading and understanding visual displays and written communications.
  • Ability to understand and apply electrical/electronic and mechanical principles.
  • Ability to follow company safety procedures, use common sense and maintain an overall level of safety awareness.
  • Capable of making effective decisions in unfamiliar locations or when responding to changes or interruptions in work processes.
  • Ability to judge the condition of objects/parts for wear and/or defects.
  • Computer skills that apply to the job.

Assets:

  • Knowledge of signals or Canadian Rail Operating Rules.
  • Commercial driver’s license.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree, or a 2- or 3-year College level program in electronics engineering or other related field such as physics or mathematics.

Employment requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High school Diploma.

We provide:

  • Competitive wages;
  • Pay bi-weekly by direct deposit;
  • Benefits after probationary period;
  • Paid travel time, hotels, and expenses for out-of-town projects.

 

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