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Vancouver Island Service

Trainperson (3 vacancies)

Status: CLOSED/Positions filled

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Superintendent, Operations, the job responsibilities of the Trainperson include but not limited to:

  • Communicate via radio with crew members and workers in the office regarding rail transportation work to be performed;
  • Observe hand and radio signals in the yard in accordance with railroad rules and regulations;
  • Operate track switches as needed;
  • Perform procedures required to couple/uncouple rail cars;
  • Apply hand brakes on rail cars not in active use;
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions, and walk extended distances over uneven terrain and;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Person

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess minimum grade 12 diploma or equivalent GED.
  • Hold a valid BC driver’s license.
  • Have availability to work any shift, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
  • Adhere to safety procedures/guidelines at all times.

This is a unionized position with a competitive salary and benefits package. All new hires will be required to undergo reference and criminal checks as well as complete a pre-employment physical and medical evaluation that includes vision, hearing, and drug screening.

This posting is closed; we are not accepting applications at this point.  While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.