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Auto req ID 6056BR
Posting title Summer Internship - Mechanical
Position profile
Summer Internship for students in Mechanical Department
CN is currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelors of Science specializing in Mechanical/Agricultural or Biological Engineering or Bachelors in Business Management for a paid internship during the summer of 2016 (May 16- August 31, 2016).

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shadow Mechanical Supervisors who supervise and coach union staff
  • Observe train safety inspections
  • Audit cars with the Mechanical Supervisor
  • Check for defects with the Carman
  • Update records for locomotives and cars
  • Observe efficiency tests performed on employees
  • Attend conference calls and meetings with clients
  • Assist with audits and capital programs
  • Work on special projects as assigned
Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be a legal U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be a student currently enrolled and working towards a degree in Mechanical/Agricultural, Biological Engineering with a focus on off-road equipment and heavy machinery or a related field
  • Displays computer proficiency
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary in English
  • Ability to travel, with minimal notice, anywhere within our U.S. operations during the internship
  • Ability to work both inside and outside in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to pass a background investigation pertaining to federal and state criminal history, including driver history
  • Must be able to attend Welcome Week, May 16-May 20, 2016 in Homewood, IL

Working Conditions:
  • Work shift work, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Combination of office work and working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions.
  • Enforce safe work procedures and policies
  • Meet deadlines, interface with senior management
  • Travel for company business, at times without advance notice

The ideal candidate profile:
  • Interested in a career as a Mechanical Supervisor following the internship
  • Knowledge of railway practices, railway design standards, industry standards and federal regulations affecting railway facilities and operations
  • Demonstrates the 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.
  • Is result-focused, while prioritizing daily tasks.
  • Excellent English verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and company satisfaction.
  • Prior experience working with or managing a unionized environment
  • Understands and applies safety standards

  • Previous experience in a railroad environment
  • Students that are entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Work location:
  • Possible locations include anywhere along our U.S. network

City Across Midwest
Country United States
Company CN
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