Train Conductor Job Openings by Canadian National Railway in Vancouver

Job Title Train Conductor Job Openings Vancouver Canadian National Railway
Pub Date 14 days ago
Company Canadian National Railway
Location Vancouver

Canadian National Railway Vacancies 2020 - Canadian National Railway assign a chance to fill Train Conductor, that will be placed in Vancouver. You will definitely get a better prospect as well as safer dwell later on. Joining to this business makes a people can reach the goal easier and create the aim come true.

To help the company vision and mission comes on correct Canadian National Railway is usually open on brand-new place as September 2020. Everybody who are enthusiastic about filling up this particular vacant, remember to engage in this Train Conductor recruitment. If you are one which may load requirements, you can attempt to learn more information about Train Conductor Job Openings below.

Canadian National Railway Jobs 2020

Train Conductor Job Opening in Vancouver

Enjoying physical labour, teamwork and working outdoors as well as being safety-minded are vital to a career in rail operations at CN. With a vibrant, 24/7 schedule, no two days will ever be alike. You can expect fresh challenges, a safety-focused work environment, paid training and supportive colleagues who share your passion for motion. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

What we do

Every year, CN moves about $250 billion of goods across its nearly 20,000-mile network. And it takes a dedicated team of railroaders to help get our freight to destination safely.

Conductors work as members of two or three person train crews and perform duties associated with the movement of trains, rail cars, and locomotives in rail yards and on the road. They coordinate the assembly of trains and execute any ground work outside the locomotive cab while in the yard or en-route (ex: operating track switches, picking up rail cars, making emergency repairs, etc.).
Why you want this job

Railroading is a 24/7 business and that doesn’t scare you; you enjoy working different shifts and being outdoors.

Most importantly, you walk the talk when it comes to safety. With such big equipment comes even bigger responsibility, and you can be counted on to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Responsibilities

The statements in this section are essential job functions that an employee must be able to perform with or without accommodations in order to achieve the objectives of the Conductor job.
  • Ensuring compliance with all train orders, signals, railroad rules and regulations related to safety and operations
  • Providing and receiving various forms of oral and printed instructions concerning the movement and placement of rail cars
  • Assembling/dismantling trains in the rail yard, and picking up/setting off rail cars en-route
  • Observing, interpreting, and relaying signals to ensure safe train and locomotive movement
  • Operating track switches to change locomotive and rail car routes
  • Inspecting the condition of a train and equipment
  • Making effective decisions when in unfamiliar locations or emergency situations
  • Communicating effectively with the Rail Traffic Control centre, other train crews and other departments on a regular basis via handheld radio

Training

Successful applicants will participate in an intensive paid training program that includes 7 weeks (5 weeks classroom and 2 weeks field training) at the CN Campus in Winnipeg, MB. Expenses related to transportation, accommodation and meals while in Winnipeg are covered by the company.

After these initial 7 weeks, candidates will complete a minimum of 45 trips as an extra person on a crew to enhance their knowledge and skills. Successful completion of the entire training program is mandatory in order to work as a Conductor, and includes written exams and field training (including physical requirements).

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Working a flexible schedule with regular and predictable attendance, in line with the 24/7 railroading environment (includes night, weekend, holiday work hours, some overtime, and being away from home for extended periods of time)
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 90 pounds
  • Working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions
  • Operating various devices on rail cars and locomotives, such as uncoupling levers and handbrakes
  • Climbing on and off ladders of moving rail cars
  • Grasping and holding objects while riding the side of a train
  • Walking for frequent extended periods
  • Bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling frequently
  • Meeting medical fitness requirements for the position, including those established by the Railway Association of Canada, such as the ability to recognize and distinguish between the colors of signals


Other Requirements

  • Writing and passing safety and rules exams. (Note: As per collective agreement, subsequent mandatory Locomotive Engineer qualification to retain seniority/employment.)
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Obtaining and maintaining Conductors Rule Card
  • Possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license
  • Possessing and maintaining a passport allowing entry/re-entry to the Canada and the United States (in certain specific locations)
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communications

Assets

  • Completion of college or vocational/technical school and/or Freight Conductor experience
  • Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory/safety environment

As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.


As one of the leading companies in Canada, Canadian National Railway opens variety of opportunities for employees to grow and make them as future leaders of the professional and disciplined. Canadian National Railway also offers a dynamic work environment in order to encourage employees to give optimally, and at the same time, you are able to escalate new skills and knowledge through the company programs.

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