Extra Gang Labourer

Opportunity Reference #
System Wide
Posting Date


POSITION:                Extra Gang Labourer

REPORTS TO:          District Manager

DEPARTMENT:         Rail Infrastructure

LOCATION:               System Wide


Extra Gang Labourers work as a part of the Rail Infrastructure team that is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and safety of our 693 miles of track.  Ontario Northland’s track extends north from North Bay to Moosonee near James Bay and west from Hearst to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec in the east.


  • Perform tasks associated with track work including but not limited to, pulling and driving spikes, replacing ties, surfacing track, changing rail, bars, and other track components
  • Operate in a safe and efficient manner, all equipment and tools associated with track maintenance
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and provincial regulations
  • Comply fully with all Safety Rules


  • Grade 12 diploma or General Educational Development (GED)
  • Work effectively within a team
  • Perform duties that require heavy lifting
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions
  • Work varying work schedules
  • Work in isolated areas
  • Must possess a minimum of  ‘G’ driver’s license
  • Travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time
  • Able to qualify in Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR), and MTR (Transport Canada Rules Respecting Track Safety)
  • Committed to Company Health and Safety



  • Frequent lifting up to 50lbs
  • Occasional lifting up to 75lbs
  • Extended periods of standing & walking
  • Carrying objects weighing 50 to 75lbs
  • Using hand tools that weigh in excess of 20lbs
  • Working outdoors in various weather conditions (sometimes extreme) and regular exposure to dust and pollen
  • Regular exposure to noise and vibration
  • Walking and working over rough terrain and embankments


Extra Gang Labourers may have the opportunity to apply for such positions as Work Equipment Operators, Foreman, as well as management positions.

CLOSING DATE:  This job posting will remain open until all positions have been filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing with a current covering letter and resume (provided in one document), stating reference name and number to jobs@ontarionorthland.ca


Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.