Phone: 1-306-297-2777                    Fax: 1-306-297-2508                           254 Centre Street, Shaunavon, SK


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a list of career opportunities at Great Western Railway Ltd. If there are no positions available that currently suit you, please feel free to submit your resume anyway to pat.zult@greatwesternrail.com.

RAILWAY TRACK MAINTAINER
FULL-TIME PERMANENT Position will be based out of Assiniboia, SK.
Position entails:
• To work within a team environment under the direction of the track maintenance foreman to maintain and repair track.
• Be able to judge distances and positions when patrolling assigned track sections.
• Will assist in the identifying and repairing or protecting track that is deemed out of standard.
• Clear ice and snow from track switches and road crossings in the winter.
• Operate maintenance equipment or to be trained and qualified to operate equipment, such as tampers and regulators, hydraulic hand tools, hand machines such rail saws, rail drills and bolters.
• Clean and maintain trucks, tools, and equipment in a manner that keeps them in a safe and reliable condition for required railway maintenance jobs.
Essential Qualifications:
• Grade 12 or equivalent.
• Able to work individually or in a crew environment.
• Ability to work in a safe and responsible manner.
• Physically fit and capably of lifting items of 50 – 100 lbs.
• Valid driver’s license.
Experience not required but will be an asset.
Competitive wages, health benefits, and pension.
Great Western Railway Ltd. is a substance free work environment.

Please send resume and cover letter by email to:
Great Western Railway Ltd.
Email: pat.zult@greatwesternrail.com
Email: pat.kushniruk@greatwesternrail.com
By Fax to: (306) 297-2508
Track Maintenance Foreman
Great Western Railway is seeking a qualified and experienced Track Maintenance Foreman
The Track Maintenance Foreman will be responsible for the protection of men and equipment on and off the railway line within the railway right-of-way. This position is not limited to just supervision, but is a working position along with the other employees on the crew. We are accepting applicants for a full time position to be based in Assiniboia, SK.
Responsibilities:
• Ensure that the employees and or contractors under their care work safely and in accordance with all railway practices, applicable rules, and regulations.
• Report to their supervisor any failures, accidents, or injuries.
• Supervise work to be done to standard and complete accurately all work reports.
• Communicate with co-workers of duties and protection in place at each job site. Must see that employees understand and properly perform their duties.
• Ensure that track is safe for train passage at track speed and if not to repair or protect found defect location.
• Regularly perform safety inspection of vehicles, equipment and tools.
• Will be able to inspect track, switches, right-of-way and signals in accordance with track standards.
Essential Qualifications
• Grade 12 or equivalent.
• Minimum of 2 years experience as a Track Maintenance foreman.
• Ability to work in a safe and responsible manner.
• Physically fit to lift heavy items between 50 to 100 lbs.
• Valid driver's Licence
Railway experience will be considered an asset for this position.
Competitive Wages and Benefits.
Please send Resumes and Cover Letters by email to:

Great Western Railway Ltd.
Email: pat.zult@greatwesternrail.com
Email: pat.kushniruk@greatwesternrail.com
By FAX to: (306) 297-2508


Equipment Operator (Excavator)
The Equipment Operator will be responsible for operating heavy equipment on and off the railway line in a safe and effective manner to excavate, move and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials. This position is not limited to only operating an excavator, as operation of other heavy track maintenance equipment including both on and off rail line may be required to be trained and qualified on for this position. This position will also involve general track maintenance work when equipment operations are not required. We are accepting applicants for a full time position to be based in Assiniboia, SK.
Responsibilities:
• Ensure safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment.
• Complete accurately all work reports.
• Communicate with co-workers in job briefings and project coordination.
• Report on work and delays to the Foreman.
• Regularly perform safety inspection of equipment, truck, and tools.
• Follow equipment maintenance schedule and perform required repairs.
• Perform other tasks as designated relating to track or infrastructure maintenance.
Essential Qualifications
• Grade 12 or equivalent.
• Minimum of 2 years experience operating an excavator.
• Ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
• Ability to maintain and service heavy equipment.
• Physically fit to lift heavy items between 50 – 100 lbs.
• Valid driver's Licence
While Railway experience is not necessary, as such training will be provided, railway experience will be considered an asset.
Competitive wages, benefits, and pension.
Please send Resume and Cover Letter by email to:
Great Western Railway Ltd.
Email: pat.zult@greatwesternrail.com
Email: pat.kushniruk@greatwesternrail.com
By Fax to: (306) 297-2508

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC\LOCOMOTIVE MECHANIC
Great Western Railway Ltd, requires an Automotive Mechanic that is willing to learn locomotive mechanics and maintenance. GWR has an automotive fleet of approximately 12 vehicles and a locomotive fleet of 8.
Reporting to the Locomotive Manager, the successful applicant must be prepared to work a five day forty hour shift with overtime as required. Job duties will include; maintenance, inspection and repair of our growing automotive fleet. Repair and maintain our fleet of 8 locomotives (training can be provided) Repair of various other company owned equipment as required. GWR’s repair facility is located in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Applicant must have a valid Saskatchewan drivers’ license, and be medically fit.
GWR offers full medical benefit package, pension plan and top wages.
Our company has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol.
Please send resumes to:
Rick McCurdy,
Manager, Locomotive Shops
Great Western Railway Ltd.
PO Box 1764, Assiniboia, SK.
Email: rick.mccurdy@greatwesternrail.com
FAX: (306) 642 3329

FULL-TIME PERMANENT CARMAN
Great Western Railway Ltd. is seeking a qualified Carman (Railcar Mechanic) with a proven commitment to Safety. Great Western Railway is located in Southwest Saskatchewan and operates over more than 400 miles of track. GWR was established in 2000, and proudly serves shippers in various industries including agriculture and energy. GWR is poised for growth across various industries and is seeking team oriented candidates to support our future. This is a full time position.
As a member of our mechanical team, the carman will be responsible for:
• Performing inspections and repairs on rail cars
• Adhere to deadlines and ensure all repairs meet AAR and/or Transport Canada regulations
• Administrative tasks, such as accurate time keeping, repair schedule and job completion records
• Involvement in the procurement of parts, equipment, and tools
• Work with hand, power, pneumatic and hydraulic tools.
• Welding
• Incident response
• Cleaning of rail cars
• Be knowledgeable about a variety of documents including manufacturers’ manuals, technical bulletins, parts bulletins, service or preventative maintenance manuals, fact sheets, American Association of Railways (AAR) field manuals and government regulations.
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• 3+ years’ practical experience as a qualified carman ( car repair mechanic )
• Welding certification and experience and air brake certification
• Strong customer focus
• Safety and results oriented with a solid mechanical background
• Ability to perform hands-on repair to railcars
• Demonstrated attention to detail
• Ability to comply with instruction and comprehend published rules, procedures, inspection checklists, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and other work-related information
• Working knowledge of railcar mechanical systems, including air brake, welding and fabrication
Physical Requirements:
• Fine motor skills to use hand and power tools
• Capable and willing to perform physically demanding work in an industrial environment in all weather conditions
• Comfortable working at heights up to 10 m
• Comfortable in confined spaces
This position will be based in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Please apply no later than March 1, 2017 with resume by email complete with qualifications to:

andrew.glastetter@greatwesternrail.com

No phone calls please
Great Western Railway Ltd.
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