Guideway Grinding Technician

Application ends: July 31, 2023

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Job Description


  • Operate rail grinding track machine.
  • Operate turnout grinding machine.
  • Operate manual grinding machines and hand-held grinders.
  • Reporting any machine defects to Grinding Supervisor, where appropriate.
  • Operating or maintaining the machine safely and effectively, as instructed by the Grinding Supervisor.
  • Ensure the quality of grinding for the turnout components – switch blade, crossing.
  • Ensure the quality of track grinding
  • Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic workpieces.
  • Activate machine start-up switches to grind, lap, hone, debar, shear, or cut workpieces, according to specifications.
  • Observe machine operations to detect any problems, making necessary adjustments to correct problems.
  • Replace grinding stones.
  • Carry out grinding machine repairs and maintenance.
  • Inspect or measure finished workpieces to determine conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as gauges or micrometers.
  • Select machine tooling to be used, using knowledge of machine and production requirements.
  • Measure workpieces and lay out work, using precision measuring devices.
  • Repair or replace machine parts, using hand tools, or notify engineering personnel when corrective action is required.
  • Mount and position tools in machine chucks, spindles, or other tool holding devices, using hand tools.
  • Brush or spray lubricating compounds on workpieces, or turn valve handles and direct flow of coolant against tools and workpieces.
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, using knowledge of machine operation

Candidate Requirements:

  • Advance knowledge of rail grinding.
  • Experience as rail grinding machine operator on the metro / railway project.
  • Experience in turnout grinding using manual grinders including switch blades and crossing.
  • Previous work in the Engineering hours shift.
  • Understanding of maintenance activities.
  • Ability to read drawings and technical documentation.