Track Supervisor

Date: Jul 20, 2024

Location: Casselman, ON, CA Brockville, ON, CA Smith Falls, ON, CA Chatham, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18112 

Position Summary


Working safely in a team environment the Track Supervisor will comply with all regulatory and company safety and operational policies and procedures and is responsible for managing and directing a crew of workers to deliver a successful project by meeting or exceeding safety goals, quality standard, production rates, schedule and customer satisfaction. The Foreman has a proven track record in rail construction, maintenance & planning, having worked on tie changes, constructing new track, maintaining or repairing track, cutting and drilling rail, gauging rail, constructing turnouts, distressing rail, rail changes, and other related activities. In addition, he/she will have directed multiple crews of workers, a proven track record of delivering successful projects by meeting or exceeding safety goals, quality standards, production rates, schedule, and continuously achieving results in extreme customer satisfaction.



Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties


  • By embracing our Safe Start culture and adhering to industry & company policies & procedures, continuously provide yourself, fellow employee, and the general public a safe working environment. 
  • Review project contracts & documents and plan work to ensure that the project is constructed in accordance with the contract documents.
  • Pre-plan work activities with the Superintendent to develop the best means & methods, including safety action plans.
  • Plan and execute day to day operations on assigned projects & ensure that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work – labour, equipment, & material.
  • Responsible for crew performance as related to company goals, safety audits, administration of company policies & procedures. Conduct tailgate meetings. Initiate follow up actions as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.
  • Conduct daily briefing with crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety & schedule, hazards and to solicit feedback from workers.
  • Perform a variety of related administrative task such as production reports, time collection, equipment logs, inspection reports, extra work records, reviews cost reports with team members, & other related project based responsibilities.


Required Qualifications

  •  Completion of grade twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years construction experience on railway and/or maintenance environments including experience with tie changes; constructing, maintaining or repairing track; cutting, drilling or gauging rail; constructing turnouts, distressing rail; rail changes; and other related activities. 
  • Must have a valid Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR) and Track Inspection
  • Guideline (TIG) certifications - will provide training if certifications have expired.
  • Supervisory experience directing and organizing work for multiple crews of workers.
  • Proven track record of having delivered successful projects.
  • Must have a valid class five (5) driver’s license or appropriate license as required for the unit.
  • Understand the purpose & use of all rail equipment & a sound knowledge of the use of all rail specific hand power tools.
  • Must be computer literate & have the ability to do time & equipment entry.
  • Must be physically fit, in good condition and have excellent vision, hearing and eye/hand coordination to perform the duties of the job.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety rules, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to read construction drawings and specifications.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work as a team to jointly carry out assigned tasks.


Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally works outdoors at construction sites and may be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • Works indoors in an office environment
  • Exposed to loud noise.
  • Significant travel away from home is required, rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and some night work.
  • May be exposed to live track/trains and high voltage.
  • Must wear appropriate safety equipment, such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection, as required by the company. 
  • 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.


What We Offer

  • Salary Range: $110K+
  • 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.