Manager, Production

  • Full Time
  • Moncton

Canadian National Railway

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Job Summary

The Manager, Production is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of tracks, roadbed and right away, in accordance with the sound engineering practices and approved railway standards, specifications, procedures and budgets and within the CN operating plan.

The incumbent oversees teams of various sizes and is accountable for leading a large territory, manpower and budget. The position is considered a developmental role prior to moving to the Senior Manager, Engineering position.

Main Responsibilities
People Management

Provide leadership to Program Supervisors and hourly Maintenance of Way (MOW) employees

Provide clear direction on employee performance and department goals and objectives

Provide coaching and counselling to subordinates who are not performing to established goals and standards

Respond to and resolve grievances


Build safety compliance and improve safety results

Carry regular efficiency testing and safety walkabouts

Provide positive and constructive feedback

Program Inspections and Standards

Execute capital program requirements

Inspect programs during and upon completion

Identify quality control conditions requiring action to meet Engineering Track Standards

Production Activities

Handle production activities such as work block planning and compliance with the Transportation team

Ensure on time starts and full work block capacity are achieved

Working Conditions

The role will be primarily performed outdoors (80%) in various types of weather and environmental conditions and partially performed in an office environment (20%).

The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences and requires frequent travel (80%) across the territory.


Railroad and Track

Minimum 10 years of railroad experience

Minimum 6 years of track experience

Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience


High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED)

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset


Leads by example for the safety and security of all

Considers environmental impacts in every decision and action

Collaborates with others and shares information

Develops self and others

Delegates an empowers others to create accountability

Demonstrates agility and drives change

Knows the business and stays current on industry needs

Technical Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of track structure, construction, and maintenance

Knowledge of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules

Strong knowledge of Engineering track standards and operating measures

Fluently bilingual, both written and verbal (English, French)

Basic understanding of applicable collective agreements

Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)

Knowledge of Track Inspection System (TIS), Systems Applications and Products (SAP) and Train Management Dispatch System (TMDS)

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%.

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