Internship in Engineering - Continuous Improvement
VIA Rail
5d ago


At VIA Rail, you can go a long way! Did you know that VIA Rail is Canada's National passenger rail service, offering Canadians a safe, efficient, affordable and environmentally friendly way to travel?

VIA Rail operates approximately 500 trains per week, travelling on 12,500 kilometers of railroad tracks to connect 450 communities in Canada, from coast to coast and up to Hudson Bay in the north.

The VIA fleet includes 396 passenger cars and 78 active locomotives. Throughout the pandemic, we have continued with our modernization projects to offer our passengers a safe, more reliable and enjoyable experience while helping to protect the environment and boost the Canadian economy.

We are setting the groundwork for the future of sustainable travel in Canada.

We have an internship in our Continuous Improvement team for an Engineering student interested in learning more about the world of the train and helping provide Canadians with a safe, accessible, environmentally sustainable way to travel! This position is based at the Montreal Maintenance Centre.

More concretely, here is what you could accomplish :

  • Support operations management staff in the establishment of improvement initiatives
  • Participate in developing the centre of excellence in mechanical shops
  • Establish standards and procedures as required
  • Contribute to improvement opportunity research, in particular through regular interactions and contact with production workers
  • Create KANBAN for materials and routing for paperwork
  • Helping on 5S projects
  • Cleaning audit of cars to make sure that equipment is up to standard
  • Support supervisors and shop staff on adopting new processes and technologies
  • Assist in developing audit forms on Microsoft Forms and Power Apps
  • What we offer :

  • A competitively paid internship, for 4 months
  • Regular follow-ups, coaching, and an overview of VIA Rail's Maintenance Center activities
  • Concrete work experience with industry professionals
  • Networking activities with other interns (may be virtual, depending on location)
  • Promotional items
  • To contribute to a sustainable transportation service connecting Canadian communities
  • Learn more about VIA Rail : https : / / / en / company Requirements : Here are the skills and knowledge we are looking for :
  • Bachelor's student in Engineering, Operations Management, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An individual who is independent, organized and able to plan and deliver to schedule
  • Application deadline : August 12, 2022

    Location of the internship : Montreal Maintenance Center (201 RUE ASH MONTREAL QC H3K 3K2)

    If you want to learn and make a difference with experienced and passionate Engineers, apply now to come aboard!

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