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CN

Diesel Engine Mechanic (HDM)

Edmonton, Canada

CN is home to opportunities for skilled tradespeople who are interested in continually learning and building a career in a safety-focused, team environment. Working on state-of-the-art equipment and train cars that carry freight from coast-to-coast-to-coast, you'll feel proud knowing you're a part of what makes the economy work. And with paid training, you'll be able to evolve your skills. At CN, the careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!
Role:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanics (HDM) perform major and minor repairs, overhauls and servicing on all types of locomotives. To learn more about the job click here to view the video.
  • Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on the location and circumstances:
  • Inspect, service and maintain locomotives, in accordance with federal and company regulations, including changing oil or repairing, replacing, cleaning and adjusting parts.
  • Diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and making required repairs.
  • Assemble and start engines.
  • Use electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment, lubrication equipment and other vehicle repair tools and equipment, and operate said tools and machinery in a safe and effective manner.
  • Prepare inspection, maintenance, and work reports, and record details on prescribed forms in accordance with established procedures.
  • Operate locomotive on shop tracks.
  • Test locomotives on shop track after repair.

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Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work irregular shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime.
  • Shop environment.
  • Occasional travel.

Training:
Successful candidates will receive on-the-job training, both theoretical and practical instructions. Depending on your level of experience, candidates may receive a 4-year on-the-job apprenticeship program and will attend a series of courses at your work location in Canada. Training will include locomotive components, locomotive control systems, locomotive air brakes, locomotive start up, basic diesel electric systems and CN maintenance regulations. Truck and traction motors, event recorders, as well as fuel, oil, water and air systems plus power assembly will also be covered. Successful completion of this program is essential for performance of future duties.
Employment Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Diesel mechanic experience and/or Diesel mechanic diploma
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Using measuring devices and understanding visual displays.
  • Basic technical knowledge of diesel mechanics.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds (22 kg).

Assets:

  • Valid Heavy Duty Mechanic provincial certificate - Red Seal or Journeyman.
  • Valid commercial driver's license for the class and type of equipment operated.
  • Ability to certify company equipment in accordance with provincial standards.
  • Experience troubleshooting hydraulic and electronic systems.
  • Welding skills.

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Ability to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stress.
  • Demonstrate good teamwork skills and maintain positive interactions with others.
  • Good verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.
  • Basic computer skills.

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

At CN, we are dedicated to building North America's safest, most inclusive and sustainable railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups often don't apply unless they feel they fit the job posting at 100%. Even if you don't see yourself in every job requirement listed in a posting, we still encourage you to apply. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), please reach out to our team at cnrecruitment@cn.ca.
As an equal employment opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. 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.

Client-provided location(s): Edmonton, AB, Canada
Job ID: CN-12070
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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