Boom Truck Operator (Night Shift)

Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Surrey, British Columbia, CA Lower Mainland, British Columbia, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18022 


Position Summary

The Boom Truck Operator will be reporting to the Foreman or designate in charge. The Operator performs a variety of tasks related to the operation of heavy construction and maintenance of way equipment in the construction and maintenance of track.


What We Offer

  • Hourly Wage: $36.44
  • Unionized Position
  • Benefits
  • Pension
  • Opportunity for career advancement


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Operates heavy construction equipment to move, load or unload materials.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Performs equipment safety, maintenance checks and routine repairs. 
  • Repairs and maintains equipment, making emergency adjustments as necessary. 
  • Signals directions or warnings to coworkers. 
  • Coordinates machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members. 
  • Locates underground services, such as pipes, wires, prior to beginning work. 
  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines other equipment, other workers, and falling objects. 
  • Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems encountered. 
  • Pushes other equipment when extra traction or assistance if required. 
  • Performs other duties as required.




  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience operating Loader and other heavy equipment in a construction environment.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License and a clean driver’s license.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions; read and interpret document such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, construction specifications, and procedure manuals.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures.



Physical Requirements:

  • Works outdoors at construction sites.
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, lifts, bends, and moves objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposed to all weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise.
  • Exposed to live track/trains and high voltage.
  • Ability to work Days, Afternoons and Night shift
  • Travel required


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 Inc. is committed to fostering an equitable, accessible, and inclusive workplace. As such, PNR RailWorks Inc. will ensure reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process, including the interview. If selected for an interview, requests for accommodation can be confidentially made to a member of the recruitment team who will arrange in advance for reasonable and appropriate accommodation for fair and equitable assessment throughout the process.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.