at Universal Rail Systems
Location Kamloops, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


At Universal Rail Systems, 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 !

Signalman reports to the Employee-in-Charge, Signal Maintainer/Mechanic, Lead Hand, and Foreman.

An emphasis on safety is critical for all employees. This can be a high-risk environment as you will be working around heavy moving equipment
Moderate to heavy physical labour on an assigned area of the track; including tasks such as, but not limited to:

signal equipment installation
Install ground systems
The electrical connection of rail reporting the colour of the signal
Various loading and unloading of heavy materials such as tools and equipment to and from various vehicles and machines
Clearing railway crossings of brush and tall grass using handheld tools and equipment
Work as part of a team performing heavy Labour related to railway signalling systems, construction and maintenance
Participate in job briefings and demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and work safely
Perform duties such as digging holes and trenches for laying cable, installing conduit and/or ducts
Installing and leveling metal and concrete foundations, setting concrete piers
Occasional driving of company vehicle
Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: Basic understanding of survey grades and construction methods
Ability to work with MS applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Ability to read instructions, and follow technical specifications and grade plans.
Ability to perform various types of physical labour including moderate to heavy lifting, standing, bending, shovelling, etc
Sound understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices and work procedures and be capable of assisting in maintaining safe work sites
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Perform duties in inclement weather, with possible exposure to severe weather conditions
Proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of various related equipment and tools
Ability to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situations
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong stress management and time management skills

JOB REQUIREMENTS: At least 1-year full time work experience as a General Labourer
Education or experience in Electronics/Electrical is considered an asset
Previous railway or construction experience is considered an asset
A Valid Operators License
Valid CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive and Ground Disturbance level 2 courses are considered an asset

Competitive Compensation Package
An industry-leading comprehensive benefits program, including extended health and dental
Employee Assistance Program
Employer Contributions to RRSP
Health and Wellness Spending Accounts, where unused amounts carry over before being deposited in RRSP.
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._

Universal Rail Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $26.00-$31.00 per hour

Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
RRSP match
Vision care
Wellness program
Supplemental pay types:
Overtime pay

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