Terminal Operator

Cando Rail & Terminals

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Update day: 30-01-2024

Location: Hamilton Ontario

Category: Energy


Salary: $28 an hour

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Terminal Operators with Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd. at the transloading facilities in Hamilton, ON are responsible to perform tasks that support the operations in a safe and environmentally sensitive customer service driven environment. This position is responsible for carrying out the activities that support rail and transload operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance for the facility. Incumbents must work well in teams in challenging conditions to maximize safety, reliability and cost effective delivery of service to the customer. The starting wage for this position is $28.00 per hour.


  • Operate, maintain and repair site facilities in a safe, efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound manner
  • Ensure safe industrial rail operations by complying with all applicable operating rules, switching procedures and regulations while operating a Trackmobile or groundsperson
  • Prepare rail tank cares for offloading, ensure rail cars are properly secured and connected for the transloading of dangerous goods
  • Troubleshoot a broad spectrum of technical issues - operational alarms, shutdowns and disruptions as they arise and initiate steps to resolution
  • Ensure periodic preventative maintenance activities are completed on a mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment
  • Complete daily paperwork, inspections, daily logs and other reports deemed necessary, along with receiving and shipping paperwork
  • General site maintenance, cleaning , housekeeping and snow removal when required

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to read and write general documentation including safety briefings, policy and procedure manuals, and switching lists
  • Physically fit including the ability to pull self up and down from a railcar on a continuous basis, able to lift and twist air hoses, able to secure rail car brakes, derails, and switches, able to work in all weather conditions
  • Knowledge of technology and computer systems with a willingness to use Excel and Outlook on a daily basis
  • Strong problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Ability to obtain certification and medical clearances including clear drug & alcohol testing
  • Willing and able to work in a labour intensive position in all weather conditions for 12 hour shifts; facility operates 365 days per year
  • All employees are responsible to work in teams and perform any of the duties identified for rail car switching and transloading once trained and qualified in the position. Other responsibilities include:
  • Keeping the interior of the trackmobile and work environment safe, clean, and tidy
  • Promptly reporting of all safety, equipment, and track problems to the Lead Hand and/or Manager
  • Completing daily reports, daily logs, and other reports deemed necessary
  • Exerting "best effort" to protect human life, human safety and company property
  • Actively participating with the team and providing excellent customer service while promoting a superior company image
  • Participating in training or company initiatives as required

Education & Experience

  • Valid CROR certification is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Experience as an operator or groundsperson an asset
  • Training in handling dangerous goods and working with petroleum products

Note: This description is not intended to limit the assignment of work or be construed as a complete list of the many duties to be performed by the incumbent. The qualifications are provided so interested candidates understand the level of expertise required in this position.

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Deadline: 15-03-2024

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