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VIA Rail Canada Inc., a leader in passenger transportation in Canada, is currently seeking applications for Electricians to build a bank of potential candidates to fill positions that may become available in 2017 to work at it's Montreal Maintenance Center in Pointe St-Charles. Candidates with collegiate studies in telecommunications, industrial electronics technology, electrodynamics and other technical studies related to electrical / electronic are invited to apply.
As an electrician for VIA Rail, you will be required to perform a multitude of tasks on locomotives and passenger cars. You will be responsible for the installation, replacement and repair of all electrical equipment and components. This includes equipment related to the HVAC system, the various locomotive control systems, power and lighting systems as well as the configuration of PLC’s, etc. You will, amongst other tasks, check and measure voltage, loads, grounding faults and circuit integrity. You will also execute the preventive maintenance programs and equipment modifications programs.
The positions are permanent (40 hours per week) and the work schedule may vary (day, evening, night, week-end and holidays). Our maintenance center is open 365 days a year and you must expect to work any of the shifts including the night shift and weekends.
Hourly salary: $27.71-$33.42/H - According to experience
Evening shift differential: $0.75/H
Night shift differential: $1.00/H
• College education in telecommunications, industrial electronics technology, electrodynamics and other technical related to electricity / electronics.
• Ideally a minimum of four years’ experience in electricity
• Extensive knowledge in reading and interpreting electrical plans
• Be able to work in a team and be creative in problem solving
• Be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
VIA Rail thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. VIA Rail is an employment-equity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. VIA Rail Canada is proud to be a military friendly employer.
Our employees are key contributors to operating 420 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometers of track, serving 450 communities across the country, from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay . They believe in our more human way to travel. They share our passion for quality services, traveller satisfaction and safety. They continue to make us a leader in travel and tourism experiences in Canada.
Over the coming years, together, we will tackle ambitious passenger rail modernization and expansion projects. We will also experience the retirement of many colleagues. This will open the door to a wealth of opportunities for motivated individuals who embrace our mission and values.
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