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Vancouver Island Service

Locomotive Conductor – SVI / Location: Nanaimo


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 which may arise, this includes expanding Transload Operations, Freight, Tourism, Passenger or Commuter trains.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Locomotive Conductor with skills to 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:

  • 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;
  • Operate company vehicles.

The Ideal Person

The successful incumbent will:

  • Possess minimum grade 12 diploma or equivalent;
  • Locomotive qualification required;
  • Hold a valid BC driver’s license;
  • Have physical ability to perform manual labor functions;
  • Have availability to work any shift, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays; and
  • Adhere to safety procedures/guidelines at all times. Safety is our core value which requires you to wear safety protection such as hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective clothing, and steel toe boots.

Additional information:

  • This job requires the incumbent to work outdoors in ALL weather conditions, and walk extended distances over uneven terrain; and

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

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

Southern Railway of Vancouver Island Limited is an equal Opportunity Employer.