Chemco 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.