Senior Supervisor Rail Grinding

Auto req ID6066BR

Posting title: Senior Supervisor Rail Grinding

Position profile Role: The Senior Supervisor Rail Grinding is responsible for the production and switch and crossing rail grinding operations in the United States and Canada for CN. Duties:

  • Develop schedules for all production and switch and crossing grinders and water protection trucks working on the CN network.

  • Develop rail grinding supervisor schedules to ensure each production and switch and crossing grinder has proper supervision.

  • Lead rail grinding supervisor team

  • Perform pre and post surveys of the grinding quality across the CN network.

  • Work with Engineering Field personnel on any grinding concerns or adjustments needed to ensure optimal rail conditions in the field.

  • Relieve for grinding supervisors during manpower shortages.

  • Conduct field visits to the grinders, including regular safety audits on each machine.

  • Mentor and coach grinding supervisors.

  • Review contractor invoices on a bi-weekly basis for accuracy prior to payment.

  • Work with contractor to ensure proper grind quality is being obtained from the machines.

  • Thorough understanding of grinding contracts to ensure proper application of the agreements.

Working Conditions:

  • Required to work on varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

  • Normal work hours are during the day, but will vary depending on scheduling and when the grinders are working; this may include taking calls and/or working on weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays, and anytime during the day or night.

  • Work is primarily outdoors in varying types of environmental conditions (extreme cold to extreme heat).

  • Strong planning, organizing and communications skills.

  • Responsive to internal partners and external clients, with the ability to work under minimal supervision.

  • 15% office/85% travel across the CN network in Canada and the United States.

Employment Requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Advance knowledge of rail grinding.

  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft package (MS Excel, Word and Outlook).

  • Must be able to travel in Canada and the United States using a valid passport.

  • Valid driver's license


  • Prior experience working for a railroad

  • Track inspection qualified

  • TIS trained and experienced

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