A&B Rail Services Ltd.

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Job Position: Track Protection/Flag Person

  • Application Deadline: 31st December 2021
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Hamilton Wentworth, Toronto
  • Salary: per hour
  • Resume submission email address: apeters@goodwillonline.ca

Required Qualifications:

Sound understanding of railway engineering safety regulations, safe work practices and work procedures
Be capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sites
Able to work in a safety sensitive position, in a unique role directing contractors who are engaged with completing multi-million dollar construction projects on live railway corridors within tight schedules
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures

A high school diploma with at least 2 years of related work experience in the protecting of track units, track work or related emergency response environments
Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License
Ability to read instructions, follow written policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Perform duties 24/7/365 (including days, nights, weekends) in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditions.
Ability to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situations.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure
Canadian Railway Operating Rules certification considered an asset.
Prior experience working within a railway company is a definite asset.
Training in railway “Track Inspection Guidelines” or equivalent is an asset

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager Track Protection Services, the Track Protection/Flag Person is responsible for controlling and directing contractors on active railway rights-of-way on and through the construction work zone within defined limits. Using specific railway operating rules, instructions and techniques, this position ensures that contractors clear the working zone prior to the approach of a train minimizing any delays to scheduled railway operations. This individual will direct the contractor’s on-site equipment and personnel when working in close proximity to active rail corridors and related hazards, and communicates and interacts with the contractor and railway personnel in a courteous and professional manner.

Conducts daily job briefings in order that all contactors understand site specific instructions prior to commencing work
Review the work site on a minimum daily basis and consults with Supervisor and or contractors representative to understand work being conducted, and any potential hazards.
Maintain alertness at all times.
Set up, reposition and dismantle railway specific signage.
Protect workers and the public by keeping work space free of traffic, and warning oncoming traffic of potential hazards.
Communicate effectively with other flagmen and Rail Traffic Controllers using established procedures and radio equipment to ensure the understanding of instructions, track protection
limits, work site hazards and other specific site conditions.
Install and dismantles railway signalling devices (flags) at designated locations
Once briefed, directs movement of personnel and equipment through work areas
Prepares daily timesheets, work sheets and other reports as required
Promotes, executes and adheres to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
Driving of assigned company vehicle
Other duties as assigned

Additional Details:

Competitive Pay:
$20.15 hrly in class rate is for the first 3-4 weeks in class training.
Within 90 days for in the field training $21.48 hrly plus features and benefits, total hourly package is $35.40
The 3rd rate is $26.08 hrly plus features and benefits, total hourly package is $40.46 for successful completion of the training program after 90 days and working in the field with experienced professionals.
The 4th rate is $30.68 hrly for successful completion of 365 days working in the field, plus features and benefits total hourly package is $45.52

An industry leading comprehensive benefits program.
The opportunity to work with a great team where Safety is an integral part of our culture.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Our Company:

Our work is getting and keeping Canada’s railway operators in motion – safely and sustainably! We work coast-to-coast, in every railway sector, and on any size project. Our commitment is service excellence and offering our clients exceptional value. Within our team, we call this Doing It Right!

We are currently seeking those interested in a Track Protection/Flag Person position to support our Track Protection Services

The ideal candidate must be willing to travel throughout Eastern Canada.