Labourer - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CA, P6A OA2

Category:  Mechanical - Railroad

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Keep the world’s supply chain moving. That’s what the Watco team does every day at our short line railroads, switching sites, terminals, ports, and logistics hubs. 

Whether you’re at one of these locations or in a support-services role, there’s one thread that ties everyone together. We’re all on the same team. One Watco

Here’s what you can expect from Watco: 

  • Award-winning culture recognized by Forbes and Newsweek
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Paid on-the-job training with peer trainers 
  • Operations training at the Safe Performance Center in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Leadership and development programs offered through Watco University 
  • Career advancement opportunities

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Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.


Starting Pay Rate: $20.00 CAD per hour


Shift: 1500 - 2300, Friday - Monday




To perform various jobs associated with operations within the Agawa Canyon Railroad's mechanical shop.


Essential duties and responsibilities


  • Performs housekeeping chores within the facility and grounds, sweeping, shoveling, and general clean up.
  • Required to operate various pieces of equipment ranging from forklifts to telehandlers. Any experience on larger machines is a plus.
  • Assist mechanical team with duties and repairs as needed.
  • Participates in company training programs and related testing. Actively participate in safety programs and initiatives.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company standards and procedures requirements.


Job Requirements


Education and Experience


  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Prior experience in a warehouse or an industrial environment with a stable work history.
  • Ability to operate a forklift, training will be offered for other equipment.


Certifications and Licenses


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.


Competencies, Skills, and Abilities


  • The ability to work from written and verbal instructions
  • Execute product transfer orders, work orders, and associated paperwork.
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with co-workers to accomplish defined goals in a fast paced environment.


Physical demands


  • Physical requirements include but may not be limited to walk up and down stairs/ladders, negotiate uneven surfaces and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions majority of the time will be working outside.
  • Must be able to wear standard PPE (Hard Hat, Goggles, Rain Gear, Steel Toe Boots), and qualify to wear a Full Face Respirator.
  • Ability to wear a half mask or full face respirator as needed


Working conditions


  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions
  • Work will be event mix of inside shop environment and outdoors.


This position will provide opportunity for advancement to other crafts.