Garage Supervisor

Website Canadian National Railway

Job Description:

The Garage Supervisor, Intermodal Maintenance (IM) is responsible for the management of maintenance operations of IM equipment for multiple terminals. The incumbent drives continuous improvement to maximize IM equipment uptime, controlling costs, meeting reliability targets, and ensuring safe execution of all activities, while complying with CN’s policies and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with safety, accident prevention, environmental, National Safety Code, Canada Labor Code, and respective provincial fleet safety standards
  • Ensure the Smart Terminal hardware is maintained efficiently to maximize its productivity gain
  • Respond to grievances and work to resolve issues where appropriate and practical as stipulated in the collective agreement
  • Ensure repair activities are performed at the lowest marginal operating cost
  • Improve equipment reliability by accessing unplanned breakdowns and making necessary corrections
  • Identify opportunities to decarbonize IM equipment and lead pilot projects
  • Monitor vendor performance and ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are met
  • Coach and train the Company’s unionized and contractor Mechanics on correct safety behaviour
  • Upskill workforce to maintain Smart Terminal Telematics and ensure that the system is performing efficiently to improve terminal productivity
  • Optimize spare parts inventory and establish guidelines for target stock levels to meet equipment availability targets
  • Ensure proper reporting of equipment failures, associated investigations with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and adequate corrections to mitigate similar events
  • Drive KPIs within the terminal to ensure all equipment are within downtime and reliability targets, which are reviewed weekly and monthly
  • Oversee the terminal’s IM equipment annual maintenance budget
  • Drive safety discussions and programs across the IM repair facilities to recognize expected behavior, taking over reprehension of less desired behavior, identifying any potential safety hazards, and addressing them
  • Recommend and support implementation of digital accelerators to improve processes
  • Contribute to yearly budget review and provide comments and ideas for capital projects
  • Leverage technology to improve capacity, throughput, service, and visibility in the supply chain with the Company’s partners
  • Reduce non-productive time for equipment repairs
  • Implement process improvements to reduce waste and cost in processes and improve productivity, as well as machine uptime
  • Identify opportunities to improve Repair Technicians and shop productivity
  • Recommend improvements to repair processes as well as current inventory procedures for IM equipment
  • Conduct accident reviews, incidents, and failed inspections concerning terminal group weekly
  • Communicate with Original Equipment Manufactures (OEM) to review root cause failure analysis and corrective methods to effectively place the equipment back in service
  • Leverage chassis tracking system to improve vendor management and equipment utilization
  • Ensure CN’s repair facilities within the region meet operational KPIs and are compliant with safety and environmental guidelines
  • Develop strategies to address costly items
  • Lead maintenance teams such as unionized Mechanics and repair vendors, collaborating with the IM Terminals, Canadian National Trucking Limited (CNTL), and
  • Customer Service to maximize equipment availability and reliability
  • Ensure Equipment Mean-Time-To-Repair is tracked to optimize asset count and utilization
  • Review labor capacity planning and source additional repair capacity from outside repair vendors, leveraging Procurement and Supply Management teams
  • Ensure contractors are part of safety engagements and related discussions
  • Handle personnel management, including training and development, apprentice programs, staffing, coaching, incidents, and grievances

Job Requirements:

  • Delegates and empowers others to create accountability
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Identifies potential safety and security risks
  • Solves problems to create value
  • Applies critical thinking
  • Technical College Diploma in Heavy-Duty Equipment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical role pertaining to fleet management of equipment in the transportation industry or heavy industrial environment
  • Demonstrates active listening
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional*
  • Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset
  • Considers Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles in all operations

Job Details:

Company: Canadian National Railway

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Brampton, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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