Operations Mechanical Lead

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Red Seal
  • Experience 2-5 Years
  • Posting ID OPERA001460
  • No. of Openings 1+
  • Department Technical Operations

Job Description

Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, Operations & Mechanical (ASOM), the Operations Mechanical Lead is an integral team member of the Rocky Mountaineer Operations and Mechanical team. The Operations Mechanical Lead will be mainly responsible for the safety and security of the rail site and train maintenance where the RM train will be serviced including managing external contractors.

As a Rocky Mountaineer team member, you will be working alongside a diverse group of people who are committed to working together, supporting our values, and ensuring we are always on brand as a world class luxury rail tour company.

This position is deemed Safety Critical and pre-employment testing will be required. Final candidates must successfully pass a safety critical medical exam and will undergo medical monitoring as prescribed by Transport Canada.  This position requires you to periodically access an active railway area where impaired performance could result in a significant incident affecting the health and safety of team members, guests, the public, property, or the environment.

Key Areas of Accountability 

  • Lead maintenance and servicing of equipment
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair rail car components interior and exterior
  • Operate handbrakes, couple air hoses, disconnect/connect HEP cables and water lines, operate track switches/derails where required
  • Provide timely, accurate reporting to team members and partners
  • Support train movements of passenger rail equipment on site when required
  • Provide leadership to workplace safety and security by role modeling appropriate behavior and enforcing safety rules
  • Provide on job coaching and guidance to other team members and contractors
  • Willingness to participate in personal development company initiatives


  • Comply with Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR), General Operating Instructions (GOI), Federal Railroad Association (FRA), and all other safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Identify, protect, and report safety hazards to management and OH&S Committee
  • Meet or exceed safety and security requirements
  • Maintain basic first aid level provided by Rocky Mountaineer


  • Support the successful execution of the Operating Plan
  • Support safe movement of rail equipment
  • Execute the company’s materials handling strategy
  • Support operational and equipment availability requirements
  • Support 5S Lean methodology to seek continuous improvement efficiencies
  • This position may require the ability to train for and perform switching duties


  • Read, understand, and interpret schematics, manuals and other instructions pertaining to equipment
  • High mechanical aptitude and the ability to operate equipment and hand tools
  • Train for the use of equipment and hand tools
  • Execute a successful Maintenance Program
  • Ensure completion of work orders maintaining brand standards, working collaboratively with team members and contractors
  • Execute mechanical and reliability requirements

Education, Certification, Licenses 

  • Red Seal Trade Qualification is an asset
  • High School Diploma
  • First Aid Level 1 Certification is an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe heavy equipment operations such as forklifts, cranes, etc.
  • Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe small hand tool handling such as grinders, drills, etc.
  • Previous Qualification under CROR Operating Rules is an asset


  • Railroad experience is an asset
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail with a desire to maintain brand standards
  • Able to take personal accountability, be adaptable, and be a problem solver
  • Familiarity with computer applications
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Able to work cross-functionally

Work Environment 

  • May require occasional travel
  • Physical demands may require lifting to 80 lbs. on occasion
  • Rail industrial site that requires walking and sitting throughout the day
  • 24/7 operation that may require varied work schedules
  • Indoor/outdoor working environment

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