Maintenance Supervisor (Production Supervisor) - Winnipeg

Canadian Pacific - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit

As the Maintenance Supervisor, Freight Car you will assist the Management team with leading, planning, scheduling and assignment of manpower to specific jobs within the Shop environment, ensuring that all production and/or servicing are performed in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with Company, Industry and Government regulations.

Conduct job briefings, end of shift briefings, safety meetings and activities by communicating pinpointed expectations, ensuring that safety rules, procedures and policies are adhered to through proficiency testing and safety tracking document;
Correct and document safety incidents, safety hazards/concerns, investigates for corrective actions, involving the Mechanical Manager and Health and Safety Committee in the prescribed timelines;
Support, communicate and deliver to key performance indicators. Drills down to get to the root cause of business issues to ensure all direct reports have an understanding of the business objectives, as well as the role they are all accountable for;
Provide pinpointed positive and constructive feedback on job and safety performance to all employees and has intestinal fortitude to apply balanced consequences when appropriate;
Communicate and interact regularly with management to ensure production requirements are meeting the expectations of internal and external customers;
Ensure that there is the appropriate level of stock/material and is responsible for ordering within prescribed limits through the SAP system. Supports all expenditure reduction initiatives;
Maintain communication and foster positive working relationships with local union officials. Ensures the collective agreement is understood and managed as it is written;
Support and participate in continuous improvement initiatives to improve productivity and effectiveness of the operation. Support Lean Philosophy and Principals;
Accountable for maintaining M1003 quality certification, where applicable;
Support mechanical forces at all incidents within their jurisdiction adhering to the guidelines of the Emergency Response Plan;
Communicate and interact regularly with internal and external counterparts and customers;
Work directly with employees in the shop & yard environments to establish self-managed work teams and provides guidance and support to employees to bring about the vision of an empowered and engaged workforce.

Must possess a minimum of a High school diploma or mechanical trade certification;
Maintenance/Mechanical aptitude: millwright or industrial electrician preferred with PLC background, possess good knowledge of preventative maintenance systems, lathe operations, CNC production machinery, quality monitoring systems
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Proficient knowledge of railway operations (Shops, road, yard, car, locomotive, mechanical);
Working knowledge of SAP;
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point and Excel;
Knowledge of collective agreement/non-union policies;
Must be able to work with vast array of employees and be adaptable.

Flexible and competitive benefits package
Competitive company pension plan
Employee Share Purchase Plan
Performance Incentive Program
Annual Fitness Subsidy

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments. All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessment.

Background Investigation:
The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

Criminal history check
Reference check

Management Conductor Program:
Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").