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Mechanical Supervisor

The Mechanical Supervisor manages the day-to-day operation of the locomotive and railcar shops, to ensure that maintenance and repair work is performed safely and efficiently.


  • Perform and supervise various tasks related to the efficient maintenance and repair of locomotives and railcars
  • Build and motivate a team
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Display strong planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Typical Working Conditions, Hours & Salary:

  • Railways operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a Mechanical Supervisor, you will not work a typical nine-to-five shift. You will work irregular hours and must be available to work weekends and holidays when needed.
  • Salaries vary among railways for this important position, but you’ll find that the compensation―both salary and benefits―are competitive with other industries.

Training Requirements & Qualifications:

Typically, a Mechanical Supervisor has previous railway experience as a Heavy Duty Mechanic or Railway Car Technician. Passing the Canadian Rail Operating Rules exam is not a requirement for this position.