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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 News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Thanks to a $2.73M investment, elementary school Jardin-des-Lacs in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton will expand on time for the 2014 back-to-school semester (available in French only)
- Camital in Warwick, which has been until now a distributor, will invest more than $750,000 to become a sheet metal manufacturer (available in French only)
- Chip manufacturer Old Dutch announced the shutdown of its production plant in the Lachine borough. This shutdown will take place on September 27, 2013 and lead to the loss of 216 jobs. (available in French only)
- Ville de Montréal announces a street kitchen pilot project, starting June 20, 2013. Thirty-some food trucks will sell their meals in 17 downtown areas. (available in French only)
- The arrival of Target on the Plateau in Gatineau will lead to the creation of 150 to 200 jobs (available in French only)
- Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank has announced the opening of a commercial banking centre located in Saint-Léonard (available in French only)
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The City of Montreal announced a $10M investment over three years to initiate its green neighbourhoods project. The project targets the greening streets and improvement to transit for citizens. (available in French only)
- Immeubles Genesee, an independent real estate brokerage agency located in the LaSalle borough, is shutting down. Sixty-some people worked for this company. (available in French only)
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Three European companies in aeronautics will open offices in Montreal, leading to the creation of 150 positions in the next three years. The majority of the jobs will be related to engineering. (available in French only)
- Transporter Air Transat, based out of Montréal, will announce the abolishment of nearly a dozen positions due to the company's structural reorganization (available in French only)
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Elad Canada, a real estate developer, is proceeding with two high-rise residential buildings with over 2000 units. The final phases of the Nordelec site in Lachine and Cité Nature in Rosemont will be completed in 2014. (available in French only)
- Laurier 1936, a restaurant formerly known as Laurier BBQ, has closed, putting close to 40 people out of work in Montréal (available in French only)
- Hewitt Equipment Ltd., an authorized Caterpillar dealer, is opening a training centre on the West Island of Montreal. The estimated value of the project is $8M. (available in French only)
- The CSDM (Montreal school board) is eliminating approximately 70 teaching positions in its system in order to eliminate a deficit of over $47M (available in French only)
- Pharmascience Inc., a drug manufacturer, is opening its new distribution centre in Dorval following a $4M investment. The move is part of an initial expansion and modernization phase for the company's plants in Montréal. The value of the project is $41M. (available in French only)
- Hélène de Champlain, a restaurant in Montréal, is continuing the expansion and renovation of the heritage building that began in 2010 at a cost of $16M (available in French only)
- The city of Montréal will be spending $10M on its network of bike paths in 2013-2014 (available in French only)
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