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Track Supervisor

Status: OPEN

The Department – Maintenance of Way (MOW)

Maintenance of Way is responsible for maintaining the safe movement of trains through the rail corridor from New Westminster to Chilliwack.  SRY performs regular track inspections of the rail corridor for track defects, hazards, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements concerning safe railway operations.

Beyond the work that is necessary to sustain existing operations, SRY is also committed to improving and upgrading the rail corridor through capital investment. In 2018, it is anticipated that SRY will invest approximately $6 Million in capital track improvements, which is on top of the expected $3.4 Million in maintenance expenditures. ​

The Opportunity

SRY’s Track Supervisor reports to Manager, Track Maintenance, is responsible for managing the day to day operations of our MOW crews that involves track inspection and repairs as well as replacing rails, ties, switches, ballasts, flagging, assisting other departments and managing contractors on property.  The primary responsibilities of this include but not limited to:

  • Supervise and manage the activities of MOW crews, track inspectors, and hyrail operations;
  • Manage engineering operations which includes compliance with safe work procedures, Transport Canada guidelines, and SRY policies and procedures;
  • Manage inspection schedules, plan preventive maintenance and repair programs for track systems and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation;
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance crews, including adherence to work plans, performance, quality and safety, to ensure that project objectives are achieved;
  • Investigate and diagnose track failures, difficult maintenance problems, and critical safety issues, and renders corrective actions in a timely manner;
  • Recommend improvement in work methods and techniques to correct maintenance deficiencies;
  • Lead people with clear direction and goals while providing coaching and guidance to employees through regular monitoring of employee performance;
  • Ensure employees complies with company policies and/or industry regulations when carrying out their duties;
  • Manage and coach employees, conduct investigations, recommend corrective action, and respond to grievances; and
  • Participate in activities related to derailments and disruptions in service, while working with operations and mechanical on a thorough investigation to determine cause and future prevention.

The Person

The successful incumbent will have:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED);
  • Three (3) years’ experience of track inspection, construction, maintenance and repair;
  • Experience supervising a unionized workforce is preferred;
  • Experience maintaining continuous welded rail (CWR);
  • Must have Track Inspection Guidelines (TIG) qualification;
  • Ability to obtain Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) qualifications;
  • Familiar with Transport Canada track safety rules, as well as knowledge of rail rules, regulations, and procedures and regulatory agency guidelines;
  • Proven track record in troubleshooting and problem solving;
  • Demonstrated history and experience in safety compliance;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must be proficient in computer usage and MS Office package (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)

This individual will also be 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, pre-employment medical, and criminal record checks.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic fast-paced organization, please email your cover letter and resume quoting “Track Supervisor” to hr@sryraillink.com. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. 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.