Switchperson - Vaughan

Cando Rail Services - Vaughan, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Locomotive Operator/Switchpersons with Cando Rail Services ON. Ltd. are responsible for providing safe and efficient rail car switching services on customer sites. Working in a fast-paced, customer oriented environment, the Locomotive Operators and Groundspersons must work well in teams to maximize efficiency and safety, while demonstrating a strong initiative and organizational skills.

Roles & Responsibilities

The incumbents work in a team environment to provide safe and effective switching services. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring safe operation of the locomotive and train movements including conducting clear and concise job briefings and providing protection of train, track, and equipment
  • Applying rules, special instructions, and switching procedures while operating as a locomotive operator or groundsperson including operating switches and derails, coupling and uncoupling rail cars, managing air hoses, applying and releasing handbrakes
  • Completing daily inspection and testing of the locomotive brakes and safety devices
  • Completing daily reports, daily logs, and other reports deemed necessary
  • Complying with all applicable operating rules, switching procedures and regulations imposed by government, the customer, and/or Cando; practicing and promoting safe work habits
  • Performing site track and equipment inspections including air brake tests
  • Keeping the interior of the locomotive safe, clean, and tidy
  • Promptly reporting of all safety, equipment, and track problems
  • Actively participating with the team and providing excellent customer service while promoting a superior company image
  • Responsible for working with other crew members in a co-operative, respectful, professional, and efficient manner to provide safe and effective switching services to CPR
  • Participating in training or company initiatives as required
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to read and write general documentation including safety briefings and switching lists
  • Physically fit including the ability to pull self up and down from a railcar on a continuous basis, able to lift and twist air hoses, able to secure rail car brakes, derails, and switches
  • Ability to obtain certification and medical clearances required to perform the role
Education & Experience

  • Valid CROR certification
  • Experience as a locomotive operator or Switchperson/Conductor an asset
Details Specific to Business Unit

The Locomotive Operators and Groundspersons duties core include performing yard switching in a safe and efficient manner, building trains according to instructions and requirements, switching and inspection of railcars, and working within company operating rules and safety procedures.

Incumbents must:
  • Be willing to learn and perform as both a Locomotive Operator, Groundsperson and/or utility person on a regular basis
  • Work at other tasks as assigned by the Cando Operations Manager, Shift Supervisor and/or Intermodal Operations Coordinator (IOC) at Vaughan
  • Meet all customer site requirements including eRailsafe
  • Hold and maintain Fitness for Work for safety critical positions as prescribed
  • Participate in the company's and customer's drug and alcohol testing program including pre-employment, post incident, and reasonable grounds testing
  • Be able and willing to work shift work including weekends in all weather conditions
  • Physically demanding work in an al-weather, safety sensitive environment
  • Must be fully ready to commence work at the shift start time
Note: This description is not intended to limit the assignment of work or be construed as a complete list of the many duties to be performed by the incumbent. The qualifications are provided so interested candidates understand of the level of expertise required in this position.