Bridgeperson (Full Time)


Canadian National Railway


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Role: Working for Bridges and Structures Ontario Group. May be required to work on any gang in the Seniority Territory – Ontario. Employees who are able to handle the necessary tools and are qualified to work on buildings, bridges, culverts and other related work.

Critical performance areas include the following but may vary depending on location and circumstances:

Such employees are able to take-off and order materials and work at heights.
Must have a good knowledge of Standard Plans and SPC’s.
Must be able to understand and read detailed drawings or sketches.
May be required to work on any Gang in the Seniority Territory.
Must qualify on Fall Arrest and Scaffolding Installation.
Must be able to arrange for appropriate track protection (training can be provided if necessary).

Working conditions:
Work shift work, as well as work away from home on various work cycles and occasional overtime.
Work at all locations across the region.
Work Cycle 4/3 or 8/6.
Work outdoors, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, involving physical work.
Perform repetitive physical activities during the course of a shift.
Must be able to work at heights and work in adverse conditions.
Frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds (22 kg) and occasionally up to 70 pounds (32 kg).
Good eye-hand coordination and grasping.
Comply with safe work procedures and policies.

Work location:
Candidates must travel across the province and work away from home. This means that they spend a considerable amount of time away from home. They work in remote and often isolated locations. When working near urban centers, motels are available. In isolated locations, they would be staying in camps or accommodations set up on rail cars along the track.

Upon hiring, candidates are provided with on-the-job training. Successful completion of the training program is mandatory.

Employment requirements:
Valid driver’s license.
High School diploma or equivalent General Education Diploma (GED).

Relevant work experience in similar working conditions or regulatory/safety environment.
Knowledge of signals or Rail Operating Rules.
Post secondary education.

The ideal candidate profile:
Ability to work autonomously and adapt to different situations.
Alert and prepared for unusual conditions or circumstances.
Demonstrate good teamwork and maintain positive interactions with others.
Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and client satisfaction.

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.


CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 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.

Canadian National Railway

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