Railserve, Inc.
Hardisty, AB
Who we Are

Railserve is a leading provider of in-plant rail switching, transloading, and material handling services — operating at over 75 locations in the US and Canada. We use our own locomotives and employees to safely move railcars within industrial, manufacturing and production plants. But we're not just rail car movers; we also provide a number of other services which include: rail car loading, rail car unloading, track maintenance, inspection or repair and many others.

Railserve is also a member company of The Marmon Group, a global organization comprised of three autonomous companies consisting of more than 175 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Marmon is part of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world's largest, most successful, and best respected companies.

What is it like to work at Railserve Canada as a Transloader?

Our employees have told us (and they will tell you too) their favourite things about working for Railserve are:

The team. Our teams care about each other and most importantly care about the safety and well-being of their co-workers.

The schedule. You will be working 12 hour rotating day/night shifts on a compressed work week. What does that mean to you? You will only come to work half the year!

Working outside. While this means you will be doing this in all kinds of different weather, those who enjoy working outside, love this job.

The commute. Because we operate in your community, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you spend less time stuck in traffic and more time doing the things you want.

Compensation and Benefits. We have some of the top wages in the region, 100% employer paid benefits, a quarterly safety bonus, and a Retirement Savings Plan, which includes both direct contribution and RRSP matching.

Who you are

Our ideal candidate is someone who:
Works well in a team environment
Brings a positive attitude to work and life
Can work safely at all times (including wearing all PPE required)
Read, interpret, and apply our work and safety rules
Can work outdoors in all weather conditions
Can work during any shift, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays as assigned
Has a high school diploma or equivalent.
What you’ll be doing

You will be loading crude oil into rail cars. It sounds simple but there’s a lot to it:

You will be required to work safely and under all circumstances must take every action possible to prevent injury, incident, or damage to personnel, equipment, and property whether it is Railserve or customer property.

You will perform duties that include record keeping, quality control, and maintenance as they pertain to crude oil transloading.

You will be responsible for the set up and break down of gantries, performing QA, and facility cleanliness as well as care of customer and company property.

You will be responsible for placing all control valves in the proper position to allow product to flow from railcar to the pipeline. Under certain circumstances and with proper approval and supervision will be required to monitor product flow from railcar to trailer. You will also responsible for closing all valves when they are not in use.

What we need from you (Essential Functions and Abilities)

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to deal with standard problems that occur in rail car transloading as they occur.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may be required to work nights, holidays, and weekends. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Get on track for a great career with Railserve.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.