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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 Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014
- The French company Groupe Altiplano will be opening an acrobatic park at the Olympic Park Esplanade in Montreal. The first of its kind in North America, this project will create approximately ten jobs once it opens in May 2014. (available in French only)
- The Montreal Heart Institute announced a $49.2M investment in the search for innovative treatments against cardiovascular diseases. The Arteria research program will create 150 skilled jobs. (available in French only)
- The Casino de Montréal announced 123 job cuts over the next few weeks. The cuts will affect machine attendants and cashiers, restaurant teams and security services. (available in French only)
- Espace pour la vie is announcing three major projects that will involve an architecture competition to renovate the Insectarium, Botanical Gardens and Biodome of Montréal. This $45M project is part of Montréal's 375th Anniversary. (available in French only)
- A new ALT Hotel Montréal will open in March 2014 in the Griffintown neighbourhood. This investment, worth an estimated $27M, will create about 60 jobs (available in French only)
- The Musée d¿art contemporain de Montréal is announcing an expansion project at an estimated value of $44M. If everything goes according to schedule, the project will be completed for 2017. (available in French only)
- Video game studio GameLoft has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Montréal following a $38.5M investment to expand its facilities (available in French only)
- Allstream, a Canadian telecommunications company, is opening a technical support centre in Montréal, thereby creating 50 jobs. The company is looking to increase its presence in Quebec and centralize services for its business clients. (available in French only)
- Heenan Blaikie, in Montréal, has announced it will be ceasing operations. The law firm, which has approximately 1,000 employees on its payroll (including nearly half in the city). will be gradually dissolved over the next several months. (available in French only)
- Sol, a new residential project of 113 condos, was announced by the residential developer Samcon in Montréal. The building should be completed in December 2015. (available in French only)
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