RailWorks Assistant Track Supervisor in GTA, Ontario

Assistant Track Supervisor

REQUISITION NUMBER: 20180921-72601-003

HOME COMPANY: PNR RailWorks Go Transit

COMPANY LOCATION: PNR RailWorks Go Transit - Mississagua, ON



Job Responsibilities:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Track Supervisor, the Assistant Track Supervisor is responsible for track inspections, planning, and coordinating maintenance and repair activities.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists in planning, monitoring and coordinating construction/maintenance activities ensuring safe, cost effective, and high quality performance.

  • Carries out inspection schedules, plans preventive maintenance and repair programs for track systems and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

  • Assists in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and structures maintenance and inspection.

  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance crews, including adherence to work plans, performance, quality and safety, to ensure that project objectives are achieved.

  • Investigates and diagnoses track failures, difficult maintenance problems, and critical safety issues, and renders corrective actions in a timely manner.

  • Recommends improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies.

  • Directs and supervises work performed by track workers in accordance with work plans and established priorities.

  • Read and interpret Track Geometry reports

  • Enforces company policy and local, state and federally mandated regulations.

  • Conducts safety audits and safety meetings.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Unionized Position

  • Ensures safe and economical use of labor, materials, and equipment.

  • Provides technical support to track workers.

  • Prepares and presents verbal and written reports and recommendations to project team.

  • Trains and supervises staff.

  • Subject to shift work, including nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Meet deadlines, interface with Supervisors and Senior Management

  • Respond to unexpected or emergency situations

Job Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience of track inspection, construction, maintenance and repair.

  • Five (5) years of experience as a Track Foreman

  • Ontario driver's license of the class appropriate for the vehicle(s) they are to operate

  • Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) qualified.

  • Track inspection guidelines (TIG) qualified and certified

  • Experience maintaining continuous welded rail (CWR)

  • Experience allowing movements over rail breaks (MORB)

  • Familiar with Transport Canada track safety rules, and other applicable regulations.

  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures required to carry out track maintenance and to perform system-wide inspections.

  • Knowledge of rail rules, regulations, and procedures and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Ability to diagnose and correct difficult maintenance and safety problems.

  • Experience supervising unionized staff and the ability to clearly communicate instructions to staff.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

  • Works outdoors at construction sites.

  • Works around moving machines, vehicles, and equipment.

  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction and maintenance.

  • May lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • May climb poles, ladders and large structures.

  • Occasionally works at heights of 20 feet or more above the ground.

  • Exposed to harsh weather conditions including extremely hot and extremely cold weather.

  • Exposed to loud noise.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

PNR RailWorks is an equal employer committed to using hiring practices and providing a workplace environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If contacted throughout the selection process, please advise Human Resources in advance if you require accommodation for the interview process so you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received regarding accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)


Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabled)