Interesting and rewarding career
Signals & Communications Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 August 2018
Typical day involves early morning starts, balancing dispatch, maintenance, and project jobs - travelling to work sites (if applicable), waiting around for trains to get clearance to work, and coming home late.
Fantastic opportunity to learn dedicated equipment and technology, familiarizing yourself with your division, and co-coordinating with other groups.
Paid schooling / training program.
Intelligent, experienced workers.
Must have a strong personality to not get steamrolled by authoritative and unwelcoming personalities.
Lots of standing around babysitting contractors, followed by rush, rush, rush.
Lots of driving to fix simple issues.
Lots of stress.
Little support or concern for trainees.
Overall, a good, well paid, and rewarding job for those who love trains. Can be difficult to acclimate to the culture and work conditions. The job is your life.
Good pay, experiencing natural beauty and trains.
Stress, long hours, lots of travel, waiting around, difficult culture.