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General labourer


This is a Full-time position in Parry Sound, ON posted January 26, 2020.

Interview Location: Parry Sound, ON *NOTE** If you apply for this position, the beginning stages of communication will be conducted via email.Please check your email on a daily basis.Applicants MUST be authorized to work in Canada.

Looking for a career with excellent benefits?

Want to use your mechanical skills and see the country?

ROLE SUMMARY: This is a field based position.

The General Labourer, Fleet Operations is responsible for safely and efficiently supporting crew members who operate and maintain the railroad maintenance machines in accordance to guidelines set forth by the FRA, our customers, and Loram Maintenance of Way, LTD.


COMPENSATION: THIS POSITION STARTS AT $18.00 (CAD) PER HOUR FOR NEW HIRES + OVER TIME BONUSES of $500 after 3 months of continuous employment and another $500 after 6 months of employment!

Time and a half is paid after 40 hours per week.

Typical work hours are 12-14 hours per day and 70-75 hours per week.

Hours may be longer or shorter depending on operational needs.

Room for advancement: 90% of General Labourers who are employed with the company for 2 years receive a promotion in that time and 50% will have received at least 2 promotions.

Loram offers supplemental medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement government RSP with match, and many other benefits.

There is NO per diem for this position.

Employees are responsible for all personal expenses including, but not limited to, food, phone and laundry.

Loram does pay for hotel/motel rooms and all work-related travel to and from the job site (flights, buses, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience: 1 2 Years: Demonstrated technical skills such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or machine operations 1 2 Years:Demonstrated ability to learn communicate verbally and in writing and learn best practices *Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special licenses, other education, certification or professional memberships: Certification:New Hire Training Railroad: Maintain railroad safety training and certificationsLoram Operating Rules Certification All Loram Required E-Learning, On the Job, and 3rd Party Safety Training PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Pass e-RailSafe pre-employment background checkPass a pre-employment company hair drug testPass a post-offer employment physical abilities testPass a motor vehicle check consistent with Loram’s Driving PolicyPass a pre-employment DOT drug and alcohol testPass a pre-placement medical evaluation including DOT Physical Exam WORKING CONDITIONS: Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel for long periods of timeAbility to lift tools and equipment of 75lbs or greaterCan hang onto grab irons or ladders, sometimes for extended periods of timeCan see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Successfully complete Loram’s 5 day paid new hire training in Hamel, MN, including a writtensafety examMust be able and Eligible to enter the United States for trainingMust be able to travel 100% of the time, including international, using any method of transportationLoram provides all work related transportation including transportation to and from your assignment for scheduled time offLoram provides paid hotel/motel accommodations while you are on assignmentMust be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors in all types of weatherWork will require extended time away from homeMust be available to work irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights for long periods of timeCan tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environmentAbility to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES: Safety Focused Consistently follows safe work processes, procedures and rulesUnderstands on track safety and can explain specificswhen askedAble to locate all emergency equipment and demonstrate correct operation to superintendentAble to read and understand safety rules and regulations and perform tasks in accordance with those rulesMust be able to pass the required examinations; read and understand safety instructions, operations book of rules, and Loram Standard Operations ProceduresMust be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe responsible action if required Machine Operations and Technical Knowledge Able to explain basic equipment functionsCleans and lubricates equipmentInspects the machine to identify problems, defects, changes, and hazards; then communicate conditions to the operator or supervisorDemonstrates general knowledge of tools and uses them safelyRepairs and replaces defective partsPerforms maintenance and repair according to set schedules and policies Communicating on the Job Understands and applies verbal/written instructions and asks clarifying questions to ensure understanding before beginning tasksProvides accurate feedback that allows machine leadership to make operating decisionsAsks for feedback and clarification when necessaryEffectively use a radio to indicate when to start, stop, or changes in a job taskGood interpersonal skills with the ability to operate as a contributing member of a team Reliable Attendance Consistently and reliably reports to work on time, including reporting back to work from time offIs consistently and reliably ready to work at the start of every scheduled shift POSITION IMPACT: The General Labourer completes their functional responsibilities in a consistent, professional, and values based manner, in order to demonstrate to the customer that Loram delivers unrivaled customer service in a safe environment.

BEHAVIOR COMPETENCIES: Safety Awareness: Identifies conditions that affect employee safety and notifies the appropriate person; consistently upholds safety standards.

Has knowledge of conditions that affect employee safety under normal conditions; identifies conditions that might cause health or safety hazards and assists in the removal of such hazards; understands most aspects of providing a safe environment.

Values Based: Recognized by others to as living and teaching the Loram values, and appropriately responds when others behave in opposition to the values.

Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learning; open to change; analyzes both succession and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Action Oriented: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Enjoys working hard; is full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging.

ABOUT LORAM Since 1954, Loram has designed, built, operated and maintained some of the most sophisticated railroad maintenance machinery and services to freight and commercial railroads throughout North America, and around the globe.These machines, and the talented individuals who operate and maintain them, help keep railways safer and extend the life of the assets of the railways.As a leading supplier of track maintenance and friction management services and equipment we provide maintenance of way services to all Class I railroads and many short line, transit and commuter railroads.

Loram has more than 175 machines and 2,100 friction management units located in 16 different countries.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.