WE ARE HIRING

GWR is poised for growth across various industries and is seeking team oriented candidates to support our future.

Director of Operations and Maintenance (Assistant GM)

Great Western Railway Ltd., Saskatchewan’s largest short line railway operating over 440 miles of track in southwest Saskatchewan is seeking a professional, motivated, team-oriented, full-time permanent manager in the capacity of Director of Operations and Maintenance to be based out of Assiniboia, SK. 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.

Reporting to the General Manager, your main area of priority will include the overall management of the operations, maintenance and customer service of the organization.  This position will be responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient execution of all operations of train and yard activities across the GWR network.  This position will also have some oversight of the track and mechanical maintenance departments as well as customer service delivery. This position will be located in and based out of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

The following represents a general summary of the position.

A detailed position profile will be made available to potential qualified candidates during the recruiting process.

Responsibilities

The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Day to day active supervision of all conductors and locomotive engineers
  • Day to day supportive oversight of each of the 2 maintenance department Superintendents and the Manager of Customer Service.
  • Perform documented safety observations and audits of employee performance
  • Perform field safety inspections
  • Ensure compliance to all GWR operating, safety, and organization policies
  • Coach, develop and nurture the talent and skills of the transportation team members, and all department managers to perform as a cohesive team toward a common goal of safe and efficient operations resulting in superior service to our customers while meeting the organization’s financial targets.
  • Manage the operating and maintenance departments with a focus built on setting high expectations for safe performance while creating a positive working environment for all employees, with an emphasis on trust, positive reinforcement, appreciation, and open 2 way communication.
  • Accountable for the financial results of the organization.
  • Will take the lead in accident, incident, and employee investigations with a focus to mitigate, reduce, and eliminate unsafe incidents.
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in delivering the operating plan
  • Identify, assess, and inform the General Manager of internal and external issues that affect the organization. Create plans to manage them.
  • Will actively participate in the operational and capital budget planning
  • Will report at least monthly to the General Manager on variances to the financial plan along with providing action plans to ensure the plan will be met.

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Previous railway management experience
  • Well rounded understanding and experience with railway operations, mechanical maintenance ( locomotive and railcar), track maintenance and financial management
  • Train crew qualifications and train operations management experience may not be required, but will be considered strong assets.
  • CROR qualification will be required to be maintained on an ongoing basis. Relative training and examination will be provided.
  • Must have a sincere interest in providing a positive impact on all employee performance, well being and job satisfaction
  • Must have an extreme level of commitment to creating and executing operating plans and solutions to drive the best in customer service to our shippers
  • Proficiency with general computer use including experience with various MS Office products.
  • As this position has overall responsibility to the day to day operations and maintenance of the railway, this role will be required to be on call and available to the operation at all times as needed
  • The position requires some travel and flexibility in work hours

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and a positive track record in managing multiple operating and maintenance departments in the railway industry including some administrative management oversight and financial responsibilities.

This is a salaried management position with a complete benefit program.   The successful candidate will receive relocation assistance, and will be provided with a work use company vehicle.

Please apply by email with resume to Andrew.Glastetter@greatwesternrail.com

GWR can offer a full benefit package, which includes coverage for health, dental, vision & drugs.  We also offer a matched pension plan and disability.

At GWR, we want to encourage a safety-first culture.  We are compliant with all safety regulations and are committed to making sure our employees are protected.

Trainmaster

Reporting to the General Manager, as Trainmaster, your main area of priority includes the overall management of the transportation department. This position will supervise the safe execution of all operations of train and yard activities across the GWR network. This position is located in and based out of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Responsibilities
The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Day to day active supervision of all conductors and locomotive engineers
• Cover any vacancies in train crew operations on occasion
• Perform documented safety observations and audits of employee performance
• Perform field safety inspections
• Ensure compliance to GWR operating, safety, and organization policies
• Coach, develop and nurture the talent and skills of the transportation team members to perform as a cohesive team toward a common goal of safe and efficient operations resulting in superior service to our customers
• Manage the department with a focus built on setting high expectations for safe performance while creating a positive working environment for all front line employees, with an emphasis on trust, positive reinforcement, appreciation, and open 2 way communication.
• Accountable for the financial results of the department with focus on key costs including labour, and fuel.
• Take part in accident, incident, and employee investigations with a focus to mitigate, reduce, and eliminate unsafe incidents.
• Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders in delivering the operating plan
• As this position has overall responsibility to train operations, this role will be required to be on call and available to the operation at all times as needed.

This is a salaried management position with a complete benefit program. Offer will include relocation assistance.
Please apply by email with resume to Andrew.Glastetter@greatwesternrail.com

Railway Conductor

Great Western Railway Ltd. is seeking qualified conductors with a proven commitment to Safety and Customer Service for future opportunities. We may have both casual, and full time positions available in the near future and would like to learn more about you to see if we can make a great fit between yourself and our team.

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:

  • Compliance with all safety rules, procedures, and regulations
  • Oversee safe movement of trains over our 400 mile plus operating network
  • Switching cars
  • Making or splitting up trains in yards
  • Moving cars between yards, sidings or other tracks
  • Conduct train inspections
  • Operate switches, coupling cars
  • Giving and receiving signals.
  • Completing all digital and paperwork reporting.

While we strive to prioritize our schedule around weekday / daytime operations, candidates must be available for any and all shifts including evenings and weekends.We provide a tentative shift schedule plan for the following week to allow for your planning and work life balance priorities.

  • This job involves outdoor work in all weather conditions
  • This position will be based in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a qualified railway Conductor is required for this position.

Please apply with resume by email complete with qualifications to:

Bob St. Croix
Email: bob.stcroix@greatwesternrail.com

 

 

FULL-TIME PERMANENT Truck Operator/Track Maintainer

Great Western Railway Ltd., a shortline railway operating over 400 miles of track in Southwest Saskatchewan is looking for a full-time permanent track maintainer / truck operator to be based out of Shaunavon, or Assiniboia, SK.

Position:

  • To operate as a hands-on working railway track maintainer, while also providing services as a truck driver and track machine operator within a team environment under the direction of the track foreman.
  • To inspect, maintain and construct railway track.
  • Clear ice and snow and materials from track switches and road crossings.
  • Operate on and off-track maintenance equipment, (we will train and qualify to operate such equipment, if not previously qualified.)
  • Operate on and off-track Material handling truck (minimal Class 3 A)
  • 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 or Assets of 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 Class 3 A driver’s license is required as a minimum
  • Experience with boom truck crane operation, and/or heavy equipment experience would be considered an asset but is not required.
  • Employees are required to meet all health and safety standards, procedures, and policies of the Great Western Railway Ltd.
  • Previous railway track maintenance work experience would be an asset but is not required.

Competitive wages, health benefits, and pension.

Please send resume and cover letter by email to:

pat.kushniruk@greatwesternrail.com

 

 

Part Time Laborer

Great Western Railway Ltd., a short-line railway operating over 400 miles of track in Southwest Saskatchewan is looking for a part time laborer to be based out of Assiniboia, SK.Some of the general duties of this position may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Assist with mobile trans-load operations
• To train as a track or shop maintenance helper.
• Assist with maintenance activities of our mechanical, and track departments
• Assist with miscellaneous activities in the transportation department including moving crews around, walking rail yard tracks
• Cleaning, stocking, and organizing
Working conditions and required qualifications may include:
• Performed both indoors and outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions
• Repetitive physical activity
• Safely lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
• Able to work independently or in a crew environment.
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license is required as a minimum.
• Employees are required to meet all health and safety standards, procedures, and policies of the Great Western Railway Ltd.
• Estimated 20 – 25 hours per week to start
• Employee may be required to pass a Canadian Railway Operating Rules exam. ( training provided )
Please send resume and cover letter by email to:

Great Western Railway Ltd.
Email: melanie.iverson@greatwesternrail.com

 

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