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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services throughout North America. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the industries we serve.

 

Herzog Railroad Services of Canada, Ltd. is currently looking for experienced Equipment Operators with a Class 1 Driver License and Air Brake Endorsement to operate and maintain our fleet of specialty rail maintenance equipment.  This unique career opportunity is ideally suited for “Road Warriors” interested in nationwide travel.  This career opportunity requires extensive travel throughout Canada.  Our operators work alongside CN and CP Railroads across Canada.  Our employees go wherever and whenever needed to ensure the highest customer satisfaction and quality work. Our employees receive paid training, daily travel allowance, and a competitive salary, as well as a supplemental benefits package.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate specialized heavy equipment
  • Drive a commercial 5 axle semi-truck/trailer.
  • Work day, and sometimes night and/or weekend shifts
  • Work extended hours (time and a half over 40hrs/wk.)
  • Be on call and ready to mobilize in short notice.
  • Drive lengthy distances to reach jobsites (coast to coast travel potential)
  • Work in sometimes remote locations
  • Perform routine mechanical maintenance to equipment
  • Perform light duty mechanical diagnostics and repairs (hoses, fittings, wiring, fuses, etc.)
  • Use of laptop and Microsoft Office products daily, as well as proprietary software
  • Use of wireless internet devices, touch screen devices and email.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Our operators go the extra mile to meet our customer’s needs.  Extensive travel time is required in this position. Up to 70% of time OR MORE may be spent away from home on an annual basis. Extended periods of travel working in various locations should be expected. While our operators are compensated accordingly, this commitment to travel time should be given proper consideration prior to applying for this position.

 

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous equipment operating experience required (excavator, farm tractor, truck driving).
  • Agriculture background/farm equipment background preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • Previous Railroad experience is desirable but not required.
  • Extensive travel required.
  • Must furnish basic hand tools.
  • Basic mechanical ability required.
  • Must provide steel toe boots (safety vest, glasses and hardhat provided).
  • Must be able to cover travel expenses (if required) until 1st paycheck is processed (approximately 7-10 after start date).
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on annual basis.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification.
  • Subject to motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle. 
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Work in extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces over sometimes great distances; frequently climb on/off equipment; climb ladders frequently
  • Use hands to perform activities involving grasping, turning, holding and pulling
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time; and use hand tools
  • Exert 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly

 

Safety:

  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.

 

Benefits:

  • Herzog offers a supplemental benefits package including medical and dental coverage

 

If you are interested in applying for this position click the Apply button below.

 

Herzog Railroad Services of Canada, Ltd. is an Equal Equity Employer