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Vancouver Island Service

Track Maintainer/Labourer – SVI / Location: Nanaimo

Status: SHORTLISTING

The Company

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island (SVI) is the operating railroad for Vancouver Island freight and potential passenger services and works under a haulage arrangement with Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited (SRY).  SVI provides rail freight services to various customers on Vancouver Island via Transload operation based in Wellcox yard offering connections to North American Railroads (Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Burlington North Santa Fe, and Union Pacific) who have the ability to reach across the continent.  SVI is the rail operator for the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) and is well-positioned to operate any future or potential rail operations that may arise, this includes expanding Transload Operations, Freight, Tourism, Passenger or Commuter trains.

The Opportunity

Do you like to be challenged and wear different job hats to keep your day interesting? We are looking for someone who is flexible to do many different jobs, assist in the maintenance and operations of the railroad – if this describes you, we want YOU!  Reporting to the SVI Superintendent, the incumbent will have a wide array of responsibilities to keep his/her day going which may include the following, but not limited to:

  • Transload products from railcar to truck;
  • Perform manual labor functions, such as tie replacement, shoveling, tamping, brush cutting and other maintenance-related tasks;
  • Operate track machines, tools and equipment as required;
  • Operate and maintain track switches as needed;
  • Operate company vehicles; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Person

The successful incumbent will:

  • Possess minimum grade 12 diploma or equivalent;
  • Hold a valid BC driver’s license;
  • Have physical ability to perform manual labor functions; and
  • Have availability to work any shift, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

Additional information:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who is Conductor or Locomotive Engineer qualified;
  • This job requires the incumbent to work outdoors in ALL weather conditions, and walk extended distances over uneven terrain; and
  • Adherence to safety procedures/guidelines at all times. Safety is our core value which requires you to wear proper safety personal protective equipment.

All new hires will be required to undergo and pass a criminal record check and pre-employment physical and medical evaluation that includes drug screening.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic fast-paced organization, please email your cover letter and resume quoting “SVI – Track Maintainer” to hr@sryraillink.com.  This posting will remain open until the position is filled.  While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer.