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Operations Supervisor

Status: OPEN

The SRY Operations Supervisor controls and coordinates the flow of rail traffic in a safe and efficient manner to meet the needs of our valued customers. Primary activities and responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Promote safety in the workplace and support the company’s Safety Management Plan;
  • Lead and Coach others towards achieving daily/weekly/monthly and annual goals;
  • Ensures that good Health and Safety practices are in place, understood and practiced by all employees;
  • Perform pre-job briefing for each crew at their designated start time;
  • Monitor and Proficiency Test crews for safety and rules compliance;
  • Distribute and prioritize work to train crews;
  • Coordinate rail traffic in the New Westminster and outlying areas;
  • Build and promote positive relationships internally and externally;
  • Execute service plans, ensuring customers are serviced within their scheduled service window;
  • Report and document interchange information and;
  • Other duties as assigned.

What YOU need to be a successful Operation Supervisor with us:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED);
  • Previous experience and knowledge of railway operations;
  • Engineer or conductor qualifications is preferred;
  • Experience supervising a unionized workforce will be an asset;
  • Proven track record in troubleshooting and problem solving;
  • Demonstrated history and experience in safety compliance;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Proven ability to promote a team environment and leadership skill;
  • Must be proficient in computer usage and MS Office package (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Results focused with the ability to support 24 x 7 operations (e.g. 12-hour shifts) and;
  • A clean and valid driver’s license.

The successful Operations Supervisor is collaborative and team-oriented, able to motivate others to achieve set objectives and maintains positive interactions.  Good leadership skills – manage, mentor, and coach is a must.

This is an exempt position with a competitive salary and benefits package.  All new hires will be required to undergo reference & criminal record checks and pass a pre-employment physical and medical evaluation that includes drug screening.

Next steps for your future career with SRY…

If you are interested in joining a dynamic fast-paced organization, please email your cover letter and resume quoting “SRY-Ops Spvr 2010” to hr@sryraillink.com by October 12, 2020. While we thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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