VIA Rail Canada Inc., a leader in passenger transportation in Canada, is currently seeking qualified Locomotive Engineers to fill two positions in Biggar. The positions will cover seasonal needs and occasional vacancies during the year. (Potential full-time employment at some point).
The Locomotive Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of VIA Rail passengers and crew, enabling VIA to meet its scheduled operations and provide excellent customer service.
This designated safety-critical position entails working varying schedules, being away from home for extended periods of time, working under pressure and dealing with stressful factors all within the guidelines of the Railway Safety Act of Canada and the Canadian Railway Operating Rules as well as VIA Rail’s special instructions.
If you are a locomotive engineer (or have locomotive engineer qualification) with experience on the Rivers, Reddit, Gladstone and Togo subdivisions and you are interested in operating passenger rail services in Central Canada while pursuing a career with VIA Rail, please submit your resume.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
*** Qualified Locomotive Engineer
*** Very good spoken and written communication skills in English
*** The operating experience will be evaluated and considered throughout the selection process
*** No criminal record
*** Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position
*** Good technical and mechanical aptitudes
*** Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) qualified
*** Track experience on the subdivisions for the position is a definite asset.
*** Safety orientation, rigor and attention to detail
*** Decision making and problem solving abilities
*** Ability to work under pressure
*** Customer Focus
*** Flexibility, adaptability and a positive attitude toward change
*** Teamwork and cooperation
VIA Rail thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. VIA Rail is an employment-equity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. VIA Rail Canada is proud to be a military friendly employer.