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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.


Herzog Services of Canada, Ltd. has Ultrasonic Rail Testing Opportunities throughout the Eastern, Western, and Central Provinces of Canada. Fluency in the French language is desirable but not required.  HSI operates a fleet of highly specialized test vehicles that perform ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT, NDE, NDI) of rail for the nation’s railroads.  2-3 man crews are deployed to test specific routes that cover broad geographic areas.


Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a non-exhaustive overview of the job duties for this position.

  • Drive a Hy-rail equipped rail testing vehicle on and off railroad tracks. Valid license with AIRBRAKE endorsement required.
  • Assist the chief operator in performance of automated and manual ultrasonic rail testing.
  • Perform basic equipment maintenance.
  • Train to become a chief operator.
  • Be on-call and prepared to travel at moment’s notice.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Travel Requirements:

  • Extensive travel and time away from your home area within the Canadian Provinces are to be expected. Some travel to the United States may be required for training purposes. We strive to place employees within reasonable distances from their home area, therefore, tours have the potential to last 5 week periods with 2 days home in between each tour.



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • A valid driver license with clean driving record and AIRBRAKE endorsement.
  • Previous railroad experience would be beneficial but is not required.
  • Previous NDT / NDE / NDI experience is preferred but is not required.
  • Fluent in French is preferred, but not required.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.
  • Must attend a week long CROR training course as mandated by our Railroad customers.  This position is contingent upon the successful completion of the course.  The candidate must read and comprehend a significant amount of information and complete a written exam with a pass rate of 90% or higher.


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification.
  • Subject to Driver's Abstract report review.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
  • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle.
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this role. This position will be physically demanding at times. This is a non-exhaustive overview of the physical requirements for this position.

  • Work in extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.
  • Able to walk on uneven surfaces over sometimes great distances while maintaining balance.
  • Occasionally lift up to 25 lbs. overhead; occasionally carry weight up to 50 lbs. up to 10 feet.
  • Regularly push-pull with forces up to 50lbs.
  • Regularly use hands to perform activities involving grasping, turning, holding with forces up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly ascend and descend steps with a height of 18 inches.
  • While seated, frequently look over left and right shoulders with 180 degrees of movement.
  • Frequently bend, crouch, kneel, stand, and sit for extended time.
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow; hear and distinguish auditory signals.
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise; work on/around heavy/moving machinery.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.



  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.


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Herzog Services of Canada, Ltd. is an Equal Equity Employer