Assistant Track Supervisor (for Production)

Canadian National Railway - Winnipeg, MB (6 months ago)

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Assistant Track Supervisors for Production are responsible for managing the day to day operations of one or more of the production work centres within the System Engineering Facility. The ATS for Production develops and leads a team of unionized railroaders to ensue safe, quality, and efficient production and shipment of track products for Engineering's Capital and Maintenance programs.

The schedule will be 10 days working, 4 days off and travel is expected anywhere in Western Canada, usually in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on location and circumstances:

Effective, impactful, and engaging leadership of a unionized staff producing track components.
Coordinate and monitor products through the complete production cycle (planning, scheduling, staffing, producing, managing inventory, loading and shipping, documenting).
Build and maintain a production schedule and manage customer expectations.
Ensure the production process is cost effective and shipments are made on time.
Coordinate, establish, and implement, standard operating procedures for safe, quality, production.
Ensure key performance indicators of safety, quality, and efficiency are met or exceeded.
Improve team and individual Railroader performance through mentoring, training, coaching, auditing, and providing feedback.
Lead continuous improvement culture.
Communicate with customers regarding detailed product requirements, schedule, and shipping requirements.

Working Conditions:
Irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.
Combination of office work and working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions.
Meet deadlines, interface with senior management.
Respond to unexpected or emergency situations.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience in supervising a unionized workforce.
Proven track record in troubleshooting and problem solving.
Demonstrated history/ experience in safety compliance.
Valid driver’s license.
Predictable, reliable attendance.
High school diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED).

Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory/safety environment.
Experience managing budgets.
Labour relations experience, i.e. interpretation of collective agreements, response to grievances, negotiations with union representatives, discipline, etc.
Training or certification in a Railroad Operating Signals
Post-secondary education.
Basic computer skills.

The ideal candidate profile:
Energetic, ability to work autonomously, adapt rapidly to changing circumstances and situations and manage stressful situations.
Collaborative and team-oriented, can motivate others to achieve set objectives and maintains positive interactions.
Good leadership skills – manage, mentor, coach.
Is results-focused, gives clear directions and prioritizes daily tasks.
Excellent English verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.
Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.
Understand and apply safety standards, policies and procedures, collective agreements as well as Operating Rules.