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Locomotive Operator/Switchperson

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Job Order #: 5662274

Employer Name:
Cando Rail Services Ltd
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Full/Part Time
Length of Employment:
1-2 Years
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Cando Rail Services Ltd

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Do you really enjoy working in the rail industry but are tired of being on call 24/7 with no work/life balance? Cando offers guaranteed shift schedules, work life balance, good compensation, ownership program, benefits, and excellent safety/work culture.
If you are an experienced Locomotive Operator or Switchperson we want to hear from you! Cando has a position available at an industrial site in Esterhazy.
Working in teams, Locomotive Operators/ Switchpersons are responsible for the safety and
efficient onsite railcar movements including
progressing cars through scales, spotting cars at loading racks, and interchanging cars with other rail providers. Switching crews will also be responsible for routine minor track maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating switches, snow clearing and locomotive maintenance.
Incumbents will be expected to learn all components of the operation and assist in all roles as trained and required including mechanical railcar repair and railcar cleaning.
Candidates must be qualified Engineers or have or have Train master/Conductor experience; top candidates will have experience working in an industrial switching environment. Strong teamwork and communication skills along with a passion for safety and customer satisfaction are essential for all positions.
Individuals must be in good physical condition,
meet all site security and safety requirements
including safety critical medicals, drug and alcohol clearances, and criminal record checks.
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Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Level 'A' Canadian Rail Operating Rules Certificate
Railway Conductor Specific Skills
 - Receive and communicate train operation information
Brakemen/Women Specific Skills
 - Check train systems and equipment
 - Communicate with train crew members
 - Connect air brake hoses
 - Make minor repair to equipment
 - Observe signs and track conditions
 - Open and close track switches
 - Set and release hand brakes


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