Supervisor Mechanical (Locomotive) - Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam, BC, CA
20h ago


  • Conduct job briefings, end of shift briefings, safety meetings and activities, ensuring that safety rules, procedures and policies are adhered to through efficiency testing and safety tracking document;
  • Correct and document safety incidents, safety hazards / concerns, investigates for corrective actions to the various departments, involving the Mechanical Manager and Health and Safety Committee in the prescribed timelines;
  • Support, communicate and deliver to key performance indicators. Leads to ensure all direct reports have an understanding of the business objectives, as well as the role they are all accountable for;
  • Communicate and interact regularly with management within field operations to ensure locomotive repair and train servicing is meeting the expectations of internal and external customers;
  • Ensure that there is the appropriate level of stock / material and is responsible for ordering within prescribed limits through the SAP system.

  • Supports all expenditure reduction initiatives;
  • Maintain communication and fosters positive working relationships with local union officials. Ensures the collective agreement is understood and managed as it is written;
  • Support and participate in continuous improvement initiatives to improve productivity and effectiveness of the operation.

  • Support Lean Philosophy and Principals;
  • Ensure locomotive bad order repair, cycle time, dwell time, productivity and key metrics are met including inventory management for all locomotives on the territory.

  • Coordinate with Field Operations to ensure Local Service Operating Plan (LSOP) targets are met.;
  • Direct road repair on the territory to meet 24 hour repair cycle time;
  • Ensure repairs and train servicing are in compliance with AAR, Transport Canada standards and CP polices;
  • Support mechanical forces at train incidents within their jurisdiction adhering to the guidelines of the Emergency Response Plan;
  • Communicate and interact regularly with local / external counterparts;
  • Work directly with employees in the shop & yard environments to establish self-managed work teams and provides guidance and support to employees to bring about the vision of an empowered and engaged workforce.


  • Must possess a minimum of a High school diploma or mechanical trade certification;
  • Proficient knowledge of railway operations (road, yard, locomotive, mechanical);
  • Working knowledge of CP systems (CIM, TYES, YOP, Nexus, ITM, SAP and Wreck Estimator);
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel;
  • Knowledge of collective agreement / non- union policies;
  • Strong mechanical aptitude;
  • Must be able to work with vast array of employees and be adaptable.

  • Must be able to work under pressure and adapt to change;
  • Able to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues.

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
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