CN - Manager Work Equipment

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Posting titleManager Work Equipment

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*Job Description

Role: The Manager – Work Equipment is responsible for ensuring the reliable operation and maintenance of the fleet of CN equipment used by Engineering personnel to maintain the line of road by stabilizing costs through standard practices and procedures, implementing system wide best practices, and communicating common strategy across the system and drive consistency in work equipment operations. Duties and Responsibilities: Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on location and circumstances:

  • Safety, compliance and enforcement focused

  • Manages the day-to-day operation of assigned shop or territory and responsible for leading assigned unionized staff to ensure maintenance and repair work on CN equipment is performed safely and efficiently

  • To provide a safe work environment based on consistent policies, procedures and training methodologies.

  • Provide the most reliable equipment fleet through consistent maintenance and repair processes.

  • Ensure equipment available to end user to meet program schedules and track maintenance requirements.

  • Stabilize overall operating costs for equipment repair and maintenance by implementing unit cost analysis by equipment type.

  • Builds, maintains and motivates an effective team

  • Monitor cost of labor, inventory and materials to ensure cost control and asset utilization are implemented

  • Understands and control each cost centers monthly and annual budgets

Working conditions:

  • Shift work which includes: Irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Combination of office and shop work and working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions.

  • Lift up to 50 lbs

  • May be relocated if necessary

  • Meet deadlines, interface with senior management

  • Travel for company business, at times without advance notice

  • Respond to unexpected or emergency situations

Minimum requirements:

  • Knowledge of mechanical engineered equipment-capacity, reliability, safety etc.

  • Knowledge and understanding of work equipment and the mechanics of them

  • Financial ability to assess both major and minor purchases but also be able to assess economics of leasing options

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all major stakeholders - Regional personnel, shop personnel, financial personnel, equipment suppliers etc.

  • Ability to translate customer needs into practical deliverables

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 3+ years experience in cost control and budget management

  • 5+ years experience managing others

  • Ability to teach, train and coach others on a day to day basis in various regions

  • Must meet all medical fitness for duty requirements for the position


  • Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory/safety environment

  • Experience in managing budgets

  • Experience in supervising a unionized workforce

  • Labor relations experience i.e. interpretation of collective agreements, response to grievances, negotiations with union representatives, discipline, etc.

  • Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) qualified

  • Post-secondary education

  • Basic computer skills

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously, adapt rapidly to changing circumstances and situations and manage stressful situations.

  • Collaborative and team-oriented, can motivate others to achieve set objectives and maintains positive interactions. Good leadership skills – supervising, mentoring, coaching.

  • Is result-focused, gives clear directions and prioritizes daily tasks.

  • Excellent English verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.

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

  • Understand and apply safety standards, policies and procedures, collective agreements as well as Operating Rules.

CityAcross Eastern Canada



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