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Railway track maintenance workers operate machines and equipment to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks. They are employed by railway transport companies.
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- Operate machines and equipment such as tie cutters, tie injectors, tie anchors, rail lifters, spike drivers, spike pullers, rail saws and tie cranes to lay, maintain and repair railway tracks
- Operate machines and equipment to align tracks, to transfer, spread, level and tamp ballast around ties and rails and to clear snow from tracks
- Clean and make minor repairs to machines and equipment
- Patrol assigned track sections to identify and report damaged or broken track
- Shovel ice and snow from track switch boxes
- Perform other track maintenance duties as directed.
Outlook & Prospects for Railway Track Maintenance Workers in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||<Not assigned>||2012-11-28|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Montreal region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- Montréal flight simulator manufacturer CAE was awarded contracts totalling $110M across the world in the defence sector (available in French only)
- Institut Gingras-Lindsay, a rehabilitation centre for accident victims in Montréal, announced the abolishment of 20 positions (available in French only)
- The inauguration of a 74-unit public housing building, Les Habitations Ararat, took place in Laval (available in French only)
- Manufacturer of pharmaceutical hygiene and health products, Johnson & Johnson, a property of Energizer Holdings, announced the closure of its Montréal plant in 2017. Progressively and as of 2015, nearly 430 people will be affected by this measure. (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal announced the location of its organic matter processing centre. Initially scheduled to open in the Saint-Michel neighborhood, its new location will be built in the Rivière-des-Prairies neighborhood in 2019. (available in French only)
- The city of Montréal announced the construction of a municipal animal services centre. This project, estimated at $23M, will open in 2018 in the borough of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension. (available in French only)
- JetLine Aviation Services, an American company that provides new and spare parts to the aeronautics industry, will set up a shop in Montréal. Within three years, 13 jobs will be created. (available in French only)
- Bâtimo, a housing development company, announced the construction of a multi-residential building in Montréal, estimated at $26M (available in French only)
- Inception Sciences Montréal, a new biopharmaceutical incubator, was launched by venture capital firm Versant Ventures. Its goal is to help new companies in the life sciences field to accelerate their commercialization. (available in French only)
- Les Vêtements de Sport Gildan announced that it acquired Doris, Montreal-based manufacturer and specialist of women's shoe products, by purchasing almost all of the company's stocks for $110M (available in French only)
- StarDust, a French company that specializes in the testing of application and website functionality, announced the expansion of its Montréal office. Fifteen-some new positions will be created. (available in French only)
- The Grand Prix du Canada will be presented in Montréal for the next 10 years after announcing a $49.9M agreement with organizers of Formula 1 and three pillars of government
- A new elementary school will be built in Île-des-S¿urs in 2015 according to the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (available in French only)
- Loto Québec has reduced its staff at its Montréal head office. Since May 6th, sixty-some positions were affected by this measure. (available in French only)
- Leroy Automation, Garos Avionique and Neotec, three French companies operating in aerospace and ground transportation, will set up shop in Montréal and create thirty-some jobs (available in French only)
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