Grand River LP – Electro-Mechanical Technician

In mid-2014, an exciting Light Rail system in the Waterloo Region became a reality, linking people and communities within the Region.  The ION rail system is operated and maintained by Keolis Canada, a member of the Grandlinq consortium. As a world-class, reliable and integrated transport network, ION is central to the Provincial Legislation ‘Places to Grow Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe’ and the Waterloo Region Council’s future vision to be a leader in sustainable living.

Position Description

  • The Electro Mechanical Technician will be responsible for all aspects of light rail vehicle maintenance using a variety of hand, power, pneumatic, and computer diagnostic tools and testing instruments to independently troubleshoot, maintain, repair and overhaul light rail vehicles (LRVs) to include specialized systems and components as well as related equipment.

Reports to:

Reporting to Maintenance Manager

Position Responsibilities:

  • Inspects, tests, diagnoses, maintains, repairs, modifies, and overhauls all systems and components of LRVs
  • Uses electrical/electronic testing and diagnostic equipment and associated tools to inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain LRVs
  • Perform certain tasks within Preventative Maintenance Inspections.
  • Perform routine maintenance inspections on interior and exterior components of passenger transit Light Rail Vehicle equipment; determine proper operation and extent of wear and/or damage
  • Performing emergency repair work on rail vehicles in the shop, yard or main service line. Respond to emergency calls by either riding the trains or driving to the scene in an emergency truck; inspect, troubleshoot, isolate/correct problems while vehicles are in service
  • Performing varied and complex work involving the inspection, maintenance, overhaul, modification, repair, testing and troubleshooting of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components and body equipment.
  • Perform certain tasks within Preventative Maintenance Inspections and perform routine maintenance inspections on interior and exterior components of passenger transit Light Rail Vehicle equipment; determine proper operation and extent of wear and/or damage
  • Performing emergency repair work on rail vehicles in the shop, yard or main service line. Respond to emergency calls by either riding the trains or driving to the scene in an emergency truck; inspect, troubleshoot, isolate/correct problems while vehicles are in service
  • Performing varied and complex work involving the inspection, maintenance, overhaul, modification, repair, testing and troubleshooting of electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components and body equipment.
  • Interprets test results to diagnose malfunctions, plans troubleshooting procedures using schematics, diagrams and technical manuals
  • Knowledge in vehicle control units, and related electronic system
  • Repairs/overhauls hydraulic, pneumatic, electric brake systems components, gear drive units, wheels and other related equipment
  • Assignments vary from the running repair nature to complete analysis of vehicle problems involving modifications and bench work associated with the removal, testing, troubleshooting, repairing/modifying and re-installing of components
  • Responding to accidents and may be required to re-rail vehicles; preparing damaged vehicles for movement to shops and providing assistance to emergency responders
  • Replaces and/or repairs accessory parts such as headlights, mirrors, windows, seats, and performs door adjustments
  • Participates and trained in re-railing exercises
  • Energizes and de-energizes the overhead traction power system within the maintenance shop utilizing a LOTO process
  • Supporting the testing, commissioning and maintenance activities of LRVs in yard or on mainline
  • Safely supporting the return of LRV’s to the maintenance facility and to verify performance
  • Conducts, supports and operates re-railing equipment and acts as flag person for the protection of the public, employees and trains during emergencies and rerouting of trains
  • Documents and completes work orders to support work activities such as inspections repairs made, parts usage and work in progress
  • Must pass tests set by the Operations Group which correspond in content to the knowledge, theory and/or practical requirements.
  • Conduct miscellaneous duties as reasonably requested by management
  • Communicates and liaises with OCC Staff as required to support revenue service operations
  • Using a truck or van to attend road calls as required to support revenue service operations

 

Profile Competencies:

  • Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering background at a Technician or Technologist Level
  • Experience within the rail transit or rail transportation industry is considered an asset
  • You possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a Team Environment
  • Read and understand schematics, operations, service, and safety manuals
  • Exercise good judgment and effectively solve practical problems; respond
  • quickly, calmly and appropriately to emergency situations
  • Write work orders and routine reports in a clear and concise manner. Capable of following work processes and routines.
  • Safely operate LRVs and other company vehicles and equipment as required
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an operational setting with tight deadlines
  • Perform essential functions of the job without causing harm to self or others
  • Acquire competency required in order to use diagnostic software used to inspect, troubleshoot and
  • diagnose problems in mechanical, electric, and electronic systems
  • Maintain a professional attitude in their role within the organization.
  • Set a professional example to peers and other members of staff as part of the maintenance team.
  • Conduct oneself professionally when dealing members of staff and line managers in OCC
  • Must have a valid Class G Drivers Licence and may be required to obtain a DZ license

 

Profile Requirements:

  • Work well as part of a team and autonomously
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal and decision making skills
  • Be a team player who works toward reducing and resolving conflict when it arises
  • Possess both social and emotional intelligence
  • Must be willing and able to work in all weather, on shifts, weekends, holidays and under pressure
  • Must be willing to undertake competency unit training and assessment and licences requested to be able to conduct duties
  • Will be fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be customer-focused with the ability to inspire your team with commitment and enthusiasm
  • Will have the ability to identify and solve problems in a structured and analytical way
  • Must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada
  • A highly self-motivated team player, with sound technical skills
  • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills to complete and input work orders as required
  • Customer-focused with commitment and enthusiasm to achieve operational excellence
  • Able to identify and rectify problems and issues in a timely manner
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
  • Capable of following work processes and routines

 

All Keolis Canada, GRLP workers have a responsibility to comply with and implement the Management System and to participate in processes, systems and procedures for Safety Environment and Quality that support Keolis Canada, GRLP business activities.

 

Responsibilities are set out below:

  • Comply with and implement the processes and systems that support positive safety culture and integrate positive safety culture into everyday work activities and behaviors
  • Contribute through the implementation of work activities and demonstrate behaviors in line with a positive safety culture to achieve Keolis Canada, GRLPs’ objectives and targets
  • Comply with and implement, participate in and support the Keolis Canada, GRLPs’ continuous improvement processes and systems
  • Participate in internal and external audits for continuous improvement of Keolis Canada, GRLPs’ systems and processes
  • Comply with and implement Keolis Canada, GRLPs’ systems and processes
  • Attend education, awareness and training provided by Keolis Canada, GRLP, hold the competencies to perform the role
  • Report all incidents and accidents in accordance with Keolis Canada, GRLPs incident reporting process
  • Participate in Keolis Canada, GRLPs injury management process
  • Integrate SQE performance requirements into behaviors and activities, follow processes and systems and provide feedback to the SQE team to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Comply with and implement Keolis Canada, GRLPs’ Fit for Work programs and system and attend work – fit for work
  • This position has been designated as Safety-Sensitive. As per Company Policy you will be required to pass an alcohol and drug test as per part of the certification process.
  • Comply with and implement the SQE requirements for human factors identification and assessment
  • Participate in, comply with and implement the processes and systems that facilitate corrective actions, opportunities for improvement and hazard reporting.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Working Hours

Based upon an average of 40 hours per week. Working hours are not fixed, but normally 6:30am to 3:00pm subject to change. Could be an occasional requirement to cover a variety of shifts including weekends, late & night shifts to liaise with staff & contractors.

 

Candidates are invited to send their resume at [email protected]