Signal Maintainer

A&B Rail Services Ltd - Bolton, ON (4 months ago)

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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!


Reporting to the Lead Hand/Foreman/Superintendent or Project Manager, signals and communications Maintainers ensure the proper functioning of the installations according to safety practices.



  • 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
  • Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on the location and circumstances:
  • Dig holes and trenches for laying cable
  • Install and level metal and concrete foundations and stand masts
  • Operate road and rail vehicles
  • Install signals and communications systems
  • Replace defective or used cables
  • Maintain his/her territory in optimal condition to reduce or avoid trouble calls
  • Maintain tools and equipment in ready-for-service condition
  • Perform all periodic inspection and tests as per railway and company standards
  • Perform various tasks assigned by the Maintenance Superintendent
  • Work cooperatively with other maintainers on technical issues and troubleshooting
  • Participate in job briefings and demonstrate ability to follow instructions and work safely
  • General labor duties as required
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate for this role will demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

  • Ability to work with MS applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to read instructions, 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


  • A high school diploma with at least 1 year full time signals or electrical experience
  • Education or experience in Electronics/Electrical is considered an asset
  • Previous railway or construction experience is considered an asset
  • A Valid Operator’s License
  • Valid CSTS, First Aid, H2S Alive and Ground Disturbance level 2 courses are considered an asset
  • Basic understanding of survey grades and construction methods


  • Competitive Pay
  • 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.


Job Type: Full-time