Ontario Northland

Moosonee, ON

POSITION: Track Labourers / Technicians

DEPARTMENT: Rail Infrastructure

LOCATION: System Wide

REFERENCE: 200-11-21


Track Labourers / Technicians work as a part of the Rail Infrastructure team that is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and safety of our 693 miles of track. Ontario Northland’s track extends north from North Bay to Moosonee near James Bay and west from Hearst to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec in the east.


  • Perform tasks associated with track work including but not limited to, pulling and driving spikes, replacing ties, surfacing track, changing rail, bars, and other track components
  • Operate in a safe and efficient manner, all equipment and tools associated with track maintenance
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and provincial regulations
  • Comply fully with all Safety Rules


  • Grade 12 diploma or General Educational Development (GED)
  • Work effectively within a team
  • Perform duties that require heavy lifting
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions
  • Work varying work schedules
  • Work in isolated areas
  • Must possess a minimum of ‘G’ driver’s license
  • Travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time
  • Able to qualify in Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR), and MTR (Transport Canada Rules Respecting Track Safety)
  • Committed to Company Health and Safety


  • Frequent lifting up to 50lbs
  • Occasional lifting up to 75lbs
  • Extended periods of standing & walking
  • Carrying objects weighing 50 to 75lbs
  • Using hand tools that weigh in excess of 20lbs
  • Working outdoors in various weather conditions (sometimes extreme) and regular exposure to dust and pollen
  • Regular exposure to noise and vibration
  • Walking and working over rough terrain and embankments


Track Labourers / Technicians may have the opportunity to apply for such positions as Work Equipment Operators, Foreman, as well as management positions.

CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2020 no later than 11:59 p.m.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply by submitting a current resume and covering letter (provided in one document) quoting reference 200-11-21.

Ontario Northland

555 Oak Street East

North Bay, ON P1B 8L3

Fax: (705) 472-7061

Posting Date: March 20, 2020

Acceptable file formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF

Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension

Reference ID: 200-11-21

Job Type: Full-time


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • G (Required)
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