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Foreman Mechanic

Canadian National Railway

This is a Contract position in Vaughan, ON posted May 24, 2023.

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you’re part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely―helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!


·       Schedules, coordinates and directs garage personnel for all vehicle maintenance and repairs performed in shop and field.

·       Decide and schedule what portions of vehicle repairs are to be sublet to commercial facilities while ensuring quality and maximum cost effectiveness are met.

·       Ensure stockroom procedures and record keeping is maintained to prescribed standards.

·       Plans and prioritizes vehicle servicing with user departments.

·       Monitors production levels and quality standards of work performed.

·        Records and updates details on prescribed forms and in various computer systems (AMIS, WORD, EXCEL, EMAIL) in accordance with established procedures.

·       Ensures employees and equipment comply with company guidelines on safety.

·       Ensures garage and surrounding area are maintained in proper order and routinely conducts safety inspections of the garage area.

·       Manage fleet compound and its content

·       Administers fleet compound and fuel card assignment for short-term and replacement vehicles.

·       Monitors and maintains proper tool inventory.

·       Monitors and assists with controlling garage operating expenses.

·       Administers and maintains pool vehicles assigned to the garage.

·       Performs minor and major repairs, servicing and up fitting on all types of vehicles, (cars, light truck, medium/heavy trucks and truck trailers) including mounted vehicle
attachments (cranes, hirail, gensets etc.) and material handling equipment.

·       Uses electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment, and other vehicle repair tools to perform repairs.

·       Required to perform duties in-shop, outside and at field locations as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Employment Requirements:

·       Must be a self-starter and capable of leading and directing garage staff personnel.

·       Capable and experienced in dealing with internal customers and suppliers, both in person and over the phone.

·       Conduct daily business with customers, vendors and staff in a professional and courteous and respectful manner. 

·       Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

·       Familiar with new servicing techniques and maintenance procedures.

·       Familiar with stockroom procedures and have a good knowledge of the garage operation.

·       Must have at least five years’ experience in the Heavy Duty or Commercial Transport repair trade. Other additional mechanic certifications would be an asset.

·       Capable of certifying company equipment in accordance with Provincial/Regulatory standards.

·       Proficient in recording and updating details on prescribed forms and in various computer systems (AMIS, WORD, EXCEL, EMAIL) in accordance with established procedures.

·       Must pass Garage Foreman/Foreman Mechanic Test, pass Company “A” Mechanic’s Test & pass company medical exam.

·       Valid Provincial driver’s license is required. Air endorsement and class upgrade would be an asset.

·       Capable to operate all types of vehicles and equipment serviced in the garage.

·       Required to have own basic hand tools sufficient to perform repairs and servicing to all types of fleet equipment.

·       Qualified applicants will be subject to an interview

Working Conditions:

Shop environment, however, outside work at terminals and in the field will be required.
Variable shifts to accommodate vehicle availability may be required.
Extended stay away from home when performing fieldwork may be required.

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.


At CN, we are dedicated to building North America’s safest, most inclusive and sustainable railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups often don’t apply unless they feel they fit the job posting at 100%. Even if you don’t see yourself in every job requirement listed in a posting, we still encourage you to apply. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), please reach out to our team at

As an equal employment opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.