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Rail Track Maintainer

Company: Canadian National Railway
Location: Superior
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Rail Track MaintainerEnjoying physical labour and working outdoors as well as being safety-minded are vital to a career in rail operations at CN. If you like being part of a team and working in different locations every day, a rewarding career in track maintenance will appeal to you. Working on a crew, youll be part of an ever-changing, safety-first work environment that ensures our infrastructure is safe, sound and train-ready. At CN, the careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Job SummaryThe 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.Major ResponsibilitiesMaintain CNs train rails, ties, switches and ballasts through inspection, repair, and replacementMaintain various hand tools for assigned workRemove and replace defective ties, rails spikes, and anchorsRepair deviations in track surface, alignment, and gaugeInstall and repair street and railroad crossings and assist in the replacement or repair of items such as power-operated switches and insulated jointsUnload ballasts and distribute track materialSort used track material for loadingEnsure railroad right-of-way is clear of brush, vegetation, snow and litterEnsure a safe working environment, by following CNs safety policies and proceduresWorking ConditionsShift work, with occasional overtime when necessaryLong periods of travel required, including overnightPrimarily performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditionsRepetitive physical activityPhysical: lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 70 pounds occasionallyRequirementsRelevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory and safety environmentExperience operating heavy equipment and machineryHigh School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)Valid drivers licenseMust be at least 18 years of ageMust meet all medical fitness for duty requirements for the position, including requirements for SafetyAbility to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stressDemonstrate good teamwork and maintain positive interactions with othersDedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety, productivity and client satisfactionDisplays common sense and good judgmentHand-eye coordinationGrasping skillsWelding skills*Knowledge of signals or Railroad Operating Rules**Any knowledge for these above would be considered as an assetTrainingThe incumbent receives classroom training over a period of 4 weeks at 40 hours per week. The training is primarily on health and safety rules and basic machine operator procedures. Successful completion of the classroom training is mandatory in order to work as a Rail Track Maintainer.This position is a unionized position. As such, pay and benefits are governed by the applicable collective agreement.About CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canadas Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.by Jobble

Keywords: Canadian National Railway, Duluth , Rail Track Maintainer, Other , Superior, Minnesota

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