CN Rail - Equipment Operator- Seasonal Vacation Relief

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Auto req ID7831BR

Posting titleEquipment Operator- Seasonal Vacation Relief (May-September 2017)

Position profile

We are currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Business related degree to fulfill the roles of Intermodal helper for the summer of 2017. Candidates with a focus area of Logistics would benefit from acquiring ground level, practical experience and exposure within a railway/transportation company.


· Setting up rail cars, assisting heavy equipment operators in loading/unloading containers and emptying chassis/trailers to and from rail cars.

· Shunting inbound and outbound loads to and from railcars for inbound/outbound trains.

· Loading from carters to rail cars.

· Connecting and disconnecting cables gensets (portable fossil-fuel powered generators).

· Placing, removing and locking/unlocking container connectors.

· Ensuring safe container/trailer placement on rail cars.

· Driving pick-up and hitch trucks, operating yard shunt tractors, forklifts and small cranes.

· Performing various tasks to ensure proper placement and set-up of containers and train cars.

· Interpreting and completing paperwork associated with the loading/unloading of railcars and trailers.

Working Conditions:

· Available to work on an on-call basis, 24 hours a day with a maximum of 2 hours notice.

· Ability to work regular shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime.

· Ability to work outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions, around and with heavy equipment, and exposure to dust, pollen, noise and vibrations.

· Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, performing overhead work, lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds (22 kg) and occasionally up to 70 pounds (32 kg).

· Frequent climbing/balancing, grasping and working at heights of 4-8 feet (1-2 meters) off the ground and elevations.

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Working towards a Business related degree

  • Ability to work autonomously and adapt to different situations.

· Demonstrate good teamwork and maintain positive interactions with others.

· Good verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.

· Constantly alert and always prepared for unusual conditions or circumstances.

· Conform to safety procedures and maintain a high level of safety awareness in the work environment.

· Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.

· Basic computer skills.






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