Manager Production, Freight Car Business Unit - 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.

The Production Manager, Freight Car Business Unit will develop facility plans and schedules and is directly responsible for the day-today operation of the Weston Production Facility – Freight Car Business Unit, including general car repair, heavy car repair and capital car programs. The selected candidate will ensure activities are performed safely and in strict compliance with regulatory and maintenance standards consistent with expectations of the business.

Account for and ensure CP Weston Production Facility – Freight Car Business Unit complies with Quality manuals and procedures in accordance with the 24 key items identified in Chapter 2 of the AAR M1003 Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices to ensure maximum compliance as applicable;
Support development of the Quality Management System and quality process audits to meet requirements as it relates to the freight car business unit; In addition, take appropriate corrective measures as required;
Ensure AAR rule compliance, Quality Management System (QMS) compliance;
Safeguard the application of CP safety practices, policies, procedures and output/results by all direct reports;
Participate and support the implementation of Lean Continuous Improvement methodologies and recommendations to improve productivity and effectiveness in the Weston Production Facility;
Ensure all training is maintained; completed with appropriate records and maintained to meet AAR M-1003 quality requirements for the Weston freight car business unit with the use of the Learning Management System (LMS); provide advice and guidance as it relates to mechanical car training needs;
Supports the maintenance of any computer systems required for production and quality systems and ensures they are operating properly;
Develop, monitor and maintain key performance indicators for the fright car business unit, including all indirect reports and direct reports;
Provide feedback and coach direct reports to improve their overall performance and effectiveness;
Set / Support performance objective setting for direct reports to improve their overall effectiveness; invoke performance improvement/development (i.e. training, courses, etc.) as required;
Responsible for prompt escalation of and ensuring accurate submission of IM reports for personal injuries, train accidents, motor vehicle accidents for the freight car business unit;
Advises and provides feedback on standards, procedures, and process improvements;
Ensure Weston Freight Car Business Unit operates in alignment with Canadian Pacific Quality Standards and systems;
Recommend any changes required to CP corporate quality program to ensure it meets AAR requirements;
Ensure all employee training records are up to date for the business unit and required training needs are scheduled and met;
Ensure AAR rule compliance, Quality Management System (QMS) compliance.

High School Diploma (minimum formal education level); college/university education preferred;
8 – 10 year’s railway operations experience, specifically within Mechanical environments;
Experience in leading within a union environment, knowledge of collective agreements;
Experience in budget analysis techniques;
Strong planning and problem-solving/resolution skills;
Capable of evaluating risks;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Situational leadership – Ability to engage and direct others and manage in a unionized environment;
Ability to implement change and best practices successfully.

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").