Track Labourers / Technicians

Opportunity Reference #
System Wide
Posting Date
Closing Date


POSITION:                 Track Labourers / Technicians 

DEPARTMENT:          Rail Infrastructure

LOCATION:                System Wide

REFERENCE:            200-124-23


Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) is an Agency of the Province of Ontario that provides efficient and vital transportation services.  We employ over 750 skilled professionals and are over 120 years old and proud of our heritage and connection to the communities we serve.  We are focused on moving forward with the goal of being a valued leader in transportation.  We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, paid vacation, 3 paid personal leave days along with discounted transportation on our bus and passenger rail services.


Track Labourers / Technicians work as a part of the Rail Infrastructure team that is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and safety of our 693 miles of track.  Track Labourers / Technicians are responsible for inspecting, repairing and replacing rails, ties, switches and ballast. Enjoying physical labour and working outdoors in Northern Ontario as well as being safety-minded are vital to a career at ONTC.

If you have a great work ethic, enjoy being part of a team, and potentially working in different locations every week, a rewarding career in track maintenance will appeal to you.  This entry-level position is your doorway to many opportunities for advancement within the department.

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
  • Ensure railroad right-of-way is clear of brush, vegetation and snow
  • 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, policies


  • 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 as per operational requirements, examples include,
    • 5 days on / 2 days off
    • 7 days on / 7 days off
    • 4 days on / 3 days off
    • 8 days on / 6 days off
  • 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



Track Labourers / Technicians may have the opportunity to apply for such positions as Work Equipment Operators, Foreman, as well as management positions.


CLOSING DATE:  Ongoing until positions are 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:


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

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