[IAJ355] - Track Supervisor

[IAJ355] - Track Supervisor

30 Mar
Canadian National Railway

30 Mar

Canadian National Railway



At CN everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you’re part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely―helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The Track Supervisor - Canada is responsible for managing the operations of an assigned territory that involves track inspection and repairs as well as replacing rails, ties,

switches and ballasts.

Main Responsibilities

- Manage engineering operations as outlined in CN’s operating plan

- Supervise a team of Assistant Track Supervisors who are responsible for rail inspection

- Supervise and manage activities of track gangs, track inspectors, and hyrail operations

- Manage engineering operations which includes enforcing compliance with safe work procedures, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) guidelines, and CN policies and regulations

- Lead people with clear direction and goals while providing coaching and guidance to employees through regular performance monitoring

- Apply collective agreement and company policies by conducting investigations, recommending corrective actions, and responding to grievances

- Ensure compliance with Transport Canada rules and regulations

- Manage budgets and workforce productivity within CN policies and the Five Guiding Principles

- Ensure clear communication of track condition and daily production information to senior management in order to make adjustments

- Participate in activities related to derailments and disruptions in service, while working with Transportation and Mechanical to determine cause and future prevention

Working Conditions

The role will be partially performed in an office environment as well as outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions with irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays. The position may be relocated if necessary. The role requires travelling (50%+), at times without advance notice. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The position requires responding to unexpected and emergency situations, and being able to lift up to 70 lbs.

Requirements Experience

Relevant Work Experience

- Safety compliance experience

- Experience in troubleshooting and problem solving

- Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or in a regulatory or safety environment

- Budget management experience

- Labour Relations experience (i.e. interpretation of collective agreements, response to grievances, negotiations with union representatives, discipline, etc.)*

- Experience as an Assistant Track Supervisor and in construction program supervision

- Experience supervising a unionized workforce


- High School Diploma

- Post-Secondary Diploma*

- Valid driver’s licence

- Have received courses and training required for inspection and railroad 0perations

*Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an asset


- Follows safety procedures, information security instructions and Environmental, principles to lead by example

- Identifies risks and anticipates impacts to ensure a safe and secure environment

- Displays a customer centric attitude

- Leverages feedback and coaching to improve performance

- Tracks metrics to achieve ambitious targets and holds self and others accountable to meet performance expectations

- Shares timely information within and across functions to get things done effectively

- Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience

- Deals with pressure and change by staying calm to quickly adapt to changes

- Responds with agility and reacts quickly

- Shows initiative and empowers others to raise CN’s collective game

Technical Skills/Knowledge

- General Microsoft Computer skills*

- Conducting investigations after an accident*

*Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an asset

About CN

As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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