The Manager, Transcona Engineering Facilities is responsible for overseeing CN’s Railyard manufacturing facility in Winnipeg including managing overall safety, finished product quality, production, and financial performance.
The position leads a culture of safety, controls the production of materials, and supports CN capital programs and production schedules.
The incumbent manages a team of both unionized and non-unionized personnel.
The role is partially conducted in an office environment, with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday, as well as in the field and shops, in various types of weather and environmental conditions.
The incumbent must be available to work weekends when necessary. The position requires being available on-call 24 / 7 to respond to critical incidences and railway disruptions.
Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The role requires minimal travel (10%) across North America.
Relevant Work Experience
oMinimal of 3 years experience leading and supervising personnel
oExperience in rail industry
oExperience in manufacturing and quality control*
oExperience in welding*
Education / Certification / Designation
Technical Skills / Knowledge
Decision Making & Impacts
The Manager, Transcona Engineering Facilities autonomously prioritizes repair and contract work at the facility including maintenance shutdowns, material prioritization, manufacturing schedule, discipline decisions, and safety compliance.
The position answers any internal and external questions regarding these initiatives. The role acts independently with minimal approval and direction from the Assistant Chief, Engineering.
The incumbent makes autonomous decisions concerning safety and regulation compliance, and implements plans related to maintenance shut down.
The role impacts production gangs in the field and CN as a whole when production fails to meet the schedule.
Level of Interaction / Influence
The Manager, Transcona Engineering Facilities interacts with individuals internal and external to CN. Within the organization, the incumbent liaises with Senior Managers, Production Engineering, Assistant Chief, Engineering, Transportation Superintendents, Senior Managers Engineering, Managers Track Quality, Senior Manager Engineering Supply Chain, Business and Network Operations, Mechanical, and Procurement & Supply Management.
Outside of CN, the role communicates with CN partners, Rail suppliers, Trackwork manufacturers, Industry Groups, including The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), Material Labs, and Outside contractors.
Employees Supervised / Organizational Structure
The Manager, Transcona Engineering Facilities reports to the Assistant Chief, Engineering. The role requires direct supervision of 4 non-unionized Management employees, and indirect supervision of approximately 65 unionized employees.