Locomotive- Groundsmen [WB235]

Locomotive- Groundsmen [WB235]

01 May
American Iron & Metal

01 May

American Iron & Metal


Company Description


Take recycling to a global scale.

Join us in our mission to recycle more than 3 000 000 tons of metal every year across the globe. At AIM Recycling, we recycle metals to the maximum of their capacity. For more than 80 years, we have been uniting our strengths to make a positive difference. Join our team to contribute to our company’s growth and to support our recycling activities in North America.

It’s simple: we do it right. We aim for excellence.

Job Description

American Iron & Metal,  has an opening for an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of a Groundsmen for the Rail Team/General Labourer at our Hamilton Metal Recycling facility.

In this role,

you would be responsible for providing safe and efficient rail car switching services working in a fast-paced environment, The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic and great communication skills. 

Roles & Responsibilities

- The incumbent works in a fast-paced team environment outdoors to provide safe and effective switching services.

- Ensuring safe operation of the locomotive and train movements.  

- Complying with all applicable operating rules, switching procedures and regulations imposed by the government and AIM standards; practicing and promoting safe work habits.

- Ability to carry out specific instructions detailing a train’s route and specific movements.

- Perform switching of railcars, including coupling and uncoupling cars, and is able to lift out coupling devices.

- Signal crew members for movement of the engine or train using a radio to indicate when to start, stop, back-up, set or release air brakes.

- Have the ability to move on and off moving or stationary equipment while the train is in motion during yard switching.

- Ride moving rail cars using the ladder on the side for extended amount of periods of time.

- Must be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible actions as required.

- Promptly reporting of all safety, equipment, and track problems.

- Responsible for working with other crew members in a co-operative, respectful, professional, and efficient manner to provide safe and effective switching services.

- Participating in training or company initiatives as required.


- Previous experience as a groundsmen is preferred. 

- High school diploma preferred.

- Excellent teamwork skills.

- Physically fit including the ability to pull oneself up and down from a railcar on a continuous basis, able to lift (50lbs+) and twist air hoses, able to secure rail car brakes, derails, and switches.

- Proactive with the ability to take action/assess a situation with teams safety paramount 

- Be able and willing to work shift work including weekends in all weather conditions.

- Physically demanding work in an all-weather, safety sensitive environment.

Additional Information

- Permanent, full-time position

What we offer:

- Group insurance after three months

- Group RRSP after six months

- The opportunity to work with well-maintained equipment

American Iron & Metal and its subsidiaries offer equal employment opportunities to everyone. The masculine form is used solely to make the text easier to read. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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