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Auto req ID 3506BR
Posting title Diesel Engine Mechanic
Position profile


Responsible for performing major and minor repairs, overhauls and servicing on all types of locomotives.

Critical performance areas include the following:

· Inspect service and maintain locomotives, in accordance with federal and company regulations, including changing oil or repairing, replacing, cleaning and adjusting parts.

· Diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make required repairs.

· Assemble and start engines.

· Use electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment, lubrication equipment and other vehicle repair tools and equipment, and operate said tools and machinery in a safe and effective manner.

· Operate locomotive on shop tracks.

· Test locomotives on shop track after repair.

· Prepare inspection, maintenance, and work reports, and record details on prescribed forms in accordance with established procedures.

Working Conditions:

· Unionized position.

· 24 hour, 7 days a week operation.

· Depending on seniority, will be required to work the off shift such as Afternoon or Nights with days off in the middle of the week.

· Regular shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and occasional overtime.

· Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, performing overhead work, lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds (22 kg).

· Shop environment but maybe required to work part or entire shift outside.

Employment Requirements:

· High School diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED).

· Diesel mechanic experience and/or Diesel mechanic diploma.

· Valid driver's license that allows you to drive company/commercial vehicles.

· Use measuring devices and understanding visual displays.

· Good hand-eye coordination.


· Experience in troubleshooting hydraulic and electronic systems.

· Valid Heavy Duty Mechanic provincial certificate – Red Seal or Journeyman.

· Welding skills.

· Basic computer skills.


Successful candidates will receive on-the-job training, both theoretical and practical instructions.

Depending on your level of experience, candidates may receive a 4-year on-the-job apprenticeship program and will attend a series of courses at your work location in Canada. Training will include locomotive components, locomotive control systems, locomotive air brakes, locomotive start up, basic diesel electric systems and CN maintenance regulations. Truck and traction motors, event recorders, as well as fuel, oil, water and air systems plus power assembly will also be covered. Successful completion of this program is essential for performance of future duties.

The ideal candidate profile:

· Ability to work autonomously, adapt to different situations and manage stress.

· Demonstrate good teamwork skills and maintain positive interactions with others.

· Good verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.

· Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.

· Basic computer skills.

City Saskatoon
Country Canada
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