Thermite Welder (Night Shift)

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 656 

Thermite Welders

PNR Railworks Inc. requires 5 experienced Thermite Welders for a short-term project in Toronto, Ontario. Thermite Welders build and repair railroad track in a heavy construction environment. 

Business Address: 455 Silvercreek Pkwy. N, Guelph Ontario N1H 8M7

Term: Full-Time, beginning ASAP and until the project ends in 2022. Note that there will be a 5 month break (Nov through March) over the winter months, with re-starting of the project the following April of each year.

This is a Union role and union wages are payable. Some shift work is possible.

Location of Work: 294 Unwin Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 1A3

Language: Written and spoken English is required

Wage: $30-$33 per hour

Benefits: Provided by Union: pension, vacation pay, dental and medical benefits.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Experienced in Railtech Boutet, Inc., Orgo-Thermit, Inc.Thermite Welding Processes 
  • Experienced in the use of Oxygen/Propane cutting and preheating processes 
  • Experienced in general railroad track work; such as; rail cutting, rail measuring, real removal, rail replacement, switch configuration, track construction and restoration. 
  • Basic track work duties; spiking, anchoring and surfacing 
  • Examines work pieces for defects and measures work pieces to ensure conformance with specifications. 
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance on small and large industrial equipment. 
  • Detects faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notifies supervisors. 
  • Operates equipment per safety policies, rules and regulations. General/Other Responsibilities and Duties 
  • Inspects equipment, diagnoses problems and notifies supervisor of the need to the repair equipment.
  • Keeps records and prepares reports of maintenance work and cost of work.


Skill Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of welding experience in a heavy industrial environment. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the Thermite Welding process and welding properties of various types of metals. 
  • Certified by Contractor Orientation, e*Railsafe and Railway Maintenance Machine Operation
  • Experienced in reporting daily activities to supervision via paper or electronic means provided by the employer: such as iPad usage. •Experienced in managing an employee; Welder Helper 
  • Experienced in communicating with railroad personnel regarding job briefs and completion of task at hand.
  • Ability to look at a problem and recommend the best and most cost effective means for repair.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety policies, rules and regulations.


Educational Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.


Physical Requirements: 


•Works outdoors at railroad construction sites. 
•Frequently works in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. 
•Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches. 
•Uses hands to operate equipment and tools. 
•Performs heavy physical labor; may lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds. 
•Exposed to harsh weather conditions including extremely hot and extremely cold weather. 
•Exposed to loud noise, dust and fumes. 
•Must wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection as required by the company.

PNR RailWorks is an equal employer committed to using hiring practices and providing a workplace environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If contacted throughout the selection process, please advise Human Resources in advance if you require accommodation for the interview process so you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received regarding accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Contact Information: Ryan Gangle

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.