Assistant Track Supervisor

Date: Jul 20, 2024

Location: Chatham, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Casselman, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18111 

Job 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
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • 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 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.


What We Offer

  • Salary Range: $100K+
  • Company events
  • Health & Dental Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer RRSP match
  • Competitive Time Off Policy


Why Join Us?

We are a passionate and goal-oriented rail contractor that always strives to deliver the best results. We believe in our team and are looking for more passionate people who are eager to learn and grow in the industry to join our team.  


PNR RailWorks is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We offer a workplace where respect, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and success.


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

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.