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Signal Maintainer/Signalperson
Black & McDonald Limited - Scarborough, ON
Posted:6/5/2017
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise. 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Rail Department Manager, the Signal Maintainer/Signalperson engages in maintenance, tests, and inspections in a designated geographic scope.  They must efficiently and effectively respond to issues and trouble calls on the call cycle. The Signal Maintainer will conduct his/her work in an outdoor environment on or near a live track.      Significant travel away from home may be required (in urban, rural, and/or isolated areas). 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install equipment in accordance with applicable circuit drawings.
  • Ensure S&C systems and equipment are tested and verified in the applicable geographic scope.
  • Efficiently and effectively identify and solve systematic failures and ensure appropriate corrective action is taken.
  • Complete maintenance work to ensure equipment is running smoothly at all times.
  • Ensure that defective/used wires and control cabinets are replaced. 
  • Operate both highway and on-track vehicles.


Desired Skills & Experience

​Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen)
  • Communicates Effectively (verbally and in writing)  
  • Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others)
  • Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (take personal responsibility to meet commitments)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others)
  • Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity)

    Education & Skill Requirements
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent; Grade 12 electrical or electronic class is an asset.
  • Post secondary education in electrical or electronics is an asset.
  • Canadian Rail Operating Rules Certifiied             
  • Experience working outdoors in a safety-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • G license with a clear driver's abstract.
  • Availability for shift work, on-call, outdoors, and in various weather conditions.
  • Work may be an emergency response, on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Experience with ElectrologIXS (GE), Genrcode (Alstom) or GEO (Siemens) ​
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 201766270