Heavy Equipment / Top Lift Operator

MACCOSHAM INC Edmonton, AB $26.39 to $27.89 per hour

About MacCosham Inc.

MacCosham has been providing rail yard terminal services for over 50 years and is experienced in the management of a variety of yard configurations. In addition to our rail intermodal terminal services, including lift-on/lift-off of containers and hostler services, we also operate several container and chassis repair depots associated with rail yard terminal services, with a full range of mechanical, welding and associated repair services.

MacCosham Inc. is looking for a full-time, permanent Heavy Equipment / Top Lift Operator to join our growing team in Edmonton, AB. This is a unionized role.

The Role

  • Maneuvering heavy equipment to load, unload and stack containers within a private rail yard
  • Load and unload containers to or from chassis, ground, or railcars
  • Service drivers picking up or dropping off containers
  • Perform accurate daily pre-trips on equipment and vehicles using tablets
  • Accurately record lifts within our customer's system
  • Perform physical duties relevant to job requirements (sitting/standing/climbing/bending)
  • Ability to understand and follow all safety procedures and regulations
  • Carry out additional tasks as required 


  • Previous experience operating heavy equipment required
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Must be able to work on a rotating 2-week,12-hour shift schedule
  • Must be comfortable working outdoors in all elements
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Fluent in English - Able to communicate clearly over the radio
  • Able to demonstrate safe and efficient workplace practices
  • Ability to work within a team environment to meet tight deadlines
  • Steel-toe boots with an 6” rise are mandatory
  • Must be able to pass a company paid pre-employment screening test and background check as this is a safety sensitive position


  • Starting wage based on Collective Agreement ($26.39)
  • Wage increases after 3 months ($26.89) and 9 months ($27.89) of employment
  • Competitive Comprehensive Benefits and Pension Plan after 3 months of employment
  • Annual PPE allowance upon hire ($375)
  • Paid on-site training
  • Steady hours with overtime opportunities

MacCosham is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the ground of race, colour, religion, sex, age, or disability in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees; nor in determining their rank, or the compensation and benefits paid to them. MacCosham values the diversity of each individual we hire and serve. We foster a safe workplace where individuals feel welcomed, recognized, appreciated, and respected for their differences. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the MacCosham team, but only select candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

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