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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Valid driver’s license.
• High school Diploma.
• Competitive wages;
• Pay bi-weekly by direct deposit;
• Benefits after probationary period;
• Paid travel time, hotels, and expenses for out-of-town projects.
We thank all candidates for applying, but only those that are being considered for these positions will be contacted.