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Locomotive Operator/Switchperson

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Job Order #: 6056576

NOC: 7362
Employer Name:
Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd.
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
7-11 Months
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Employer Name:
Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd.
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Locomotive Operators/Switchpersons with Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd. are responsible for providing safe and efficient rail car switching services generally on customer sites. Working in a fast-paced, customer oriented environment, the Locomotive Operators and Switchpersons must work well in teams to maximize efficiency and safety, while demonstrating a strong initiative and organizational skills.

Responsibilities include:

-Ensuring safe operation of the locomotive and train movements
-Applying rules, special instructions, and switching procedures while operating as a locomotive operator or switchperson
-Completing daily inspection and testing of the locomotive brakes and safety devices
-Completing daily reports, daily logs, and other reports deemed necessary
-Complying with all applicable operating rules, switching procedures and regulations imposed by government, the customer, and/or Cando
-Performing site track and equipment inspections including air brake tests
-Keeping the interior of the locomotive safe, clean, and tidy
-Promptly reporting of all safety, equipment, and track problems
-Actively participating with the team and providing excellent customer service while promoting a superior company image
-Participating in training or company initiatives as required

Education and Experience

-Valid Industrial Railways Operation Certification
-Locomotive Operator trained and certified would be an asset


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
 - Not applicable
Railway Conductor Specific Skills
 - Receive and communicate train operation information
Brakemen/Women Specific Skills
 - Set and release hand brakes
 - Connect air brake hoses
 - Check train systems and equipment
 - Open and close track switches
 - Observe signs and track conditions

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