Mechanical Hand / Helper

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Job Detail

  • Career Level High School or Equivalent
  • Experience Entry Level
  • Posting ID MECHA001930
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Technical Operations
  • Rate $25.19 CAD per hour
  • Training Provided Yes

Job Description

Mechanical Hand / Helper (Mechanical) – Kamloops, BC

Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury passenger rail service. We are committed to living our values: Create Meaningful Moments, Be One Team, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes.

Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, Operations & Mechanical (ASOM), the Mechanical Hand / Helper (Mechanical) is an integral member of the Rocky Mountaineer Team. The incumbent in this position is mainly responsible for completing work orders, assisting trades persons, and supporting the operating plan.

As a Rocky Mountaineer team member, you will be working alongside a diverse group of trades 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 

• General repairs, maintenance tasks, and material handling

• Operate hand tools and machinery

• Execute nightly mechanical tasks

• Troubleshoot diverse equipment types and support cross functional trade defect repairs

• Perform required maintenance on tools and equipment

• Assist distribution team members in provisioning when necessary

• Willingness to participate in company initiatives related to personal development


• Comply with all Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR), and General Operating Instructions (GOI) and all other safety policies, procedures & rules

• Identify, protect & report safety hazards to management & OH&S Committee

• Must wear required PPE as prescribed by Rocky Mountaineer and host railways

• Required to attend and maintain basic first aid level provided by Rocky Mountaineer


• Support the successful execution of the Operating Plan

• Support movements of RM trains & rail equipment

• This position may require the ability to train for and perform switching duties

• Support execution of provisioning work orders

• Support operational targets and metrics


• Ability to read and understand manuals and other instructions pertaining to work orders

• Ability and willingness to train for and perform safely additional mechanical skills including forklift operations, boom lifts, jacks, drop tables and other relevant equipment and tasks

• Repair, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment

• Support the successful execution of Predictive Maintenance Plan

• Support and advise other team members regarding equipment work orders

• Ability to work with external contractors to complete work orders

• Complete work orders to a high standard of quality; safely and efficiently


Education, Certification, Licenses 

• High school graduation or equivalent

• Class 5 BC driver’s license

• First Aid Certification is an asset


• Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe heavy equipment operations such as forklifts, cranes, etc. is an asset

• Experience handling small hand tools such as grinders, drills, etc. is an asset

• Understanding of mechanical systems such as electrical, plumbing, and refrigeration is an asset

• Previous exposure working in a Canadian Railway Operating Rules environment is an asset

• Strong mechanical aptitude

• Good communication skills

• High attention to detail with a desire to ensure quality of workmanship

• Able to take personal accountability and be adaptable with a problem solver mindset

• Able to work cross-functionally

• Broadly comfortable using computers and other electronic devices

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

This job description is not exhaustive of all duties and will encompass additional duties assigned. Responsibilities, title, reporting structure and duties may be changed in response to business requirements. Any such changes shall not be deemed as constructive or actual dismissal.

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