Heavy Equipment Operator (Night Shift)

Date: Jul 21, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA Guelph, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 17989 

PNR RailWorks is the leading subcontractor in new rail construction and rail maintenance in Canada, covering projects from new track construction, maintenance to large signalling upgrade projects. With the rail industry continuing to grow, we are looking for experienced individuals in the electrical and civil construction fields.


Unionized position

$33.72 - 36.84 /Hour, Benefits, Pension, Vacation, as well as lots of room for growth


Position Summary

Reporting to the Foreman or designate, 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.



Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties


  • Operates Excavators, Backhoes, Skid Steers, and other heavy equipment
  • 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;
  • Installs equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures;
  • 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;
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • Minimum one year experience operating excavators, backhoes in a construction environment;
  • Valid AZ 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;
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background checks including drug screening.
  • Willing to travel across ontario
  • Willing to work nights



Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Standing and walking around the project site
  • Frequent bending, lifting, digging, shoveling and moving of objects on site;
  • Loud noise
  • Field environment and subject to all weather conditions;
  • Working in and around live commuter trains, high voltage, confined space, safety sensitive cabling
  • Day, evening and weekend shift work




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.


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.