Technical Training Officer – Canadian National Railway – Winnipeg, MB

The Technical Training Officer, Engineering, Signals & Communication (S&C) is responsible for training S&C employees through the entire S&C Apprenticeship Training Program, as well as providing updates and refresher trainings to existing employees. The incumbent is required to train, mentor, coach and qualify employees on various S&C techniques. Additional tasks include maintaining training facility equipment, job aids and scheduled maintenance records. Competencies are achieved through classroom courses, practical exercises and on-the-job training.

Main Responsibilities

Training Delivery

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the creation and update of training materials
  • Provide training to employees through classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations and training exercises
  • Maintain an understanding of how to practically apply skills related to S&C equipment
  • Evaluate trainees’ ability to demonstrate tasks proficiency
  • Administer and grade exams
  • Complete performance and qualifying documents and ensure all training events are captured in the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Carry out other engineering-related training as needed

Maintain and Upgrade Facility Equipment

  • Assess functionality of laboratory equipment prior to training
  • Repair all malfunctioning laboratory equipment

Develop Comprehensive Training Plan

  • Collaborate with Managers and Senior Managers to determine and identify functional training needs
  • Develop training delivery plan
  • Establish training delivery schedule designed to meet training needs

Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek day shift from Monday to Friday, with possibility of occasional weekend or off-shift training. The majority of time will be spent delivering training at CN’s campus training facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The role requires minimal travel (15%) to carry out field training and quality audits.



Signals & Communication

  • Between 5 to 10 years of S&C experience
    • Experience as an S&C Supervisor*
  • Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset


  • High School Diploma
  • Any additional education in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or other related field such as Physics or Mathematics*
  • Qualified as an S&C Maintainer
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset


  • Follows safety procedures, information security instructions and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles to lead by example
  • Shares timely information within and across functions to get things done effectively
  • Fosters diverse representation, and diversity of thought and experience as a strategic advantage
  • Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience
  • Leverages feedback and coaching to improve performance
  • Influences by translating expertise into practical business outcomes
  • Advanced communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Written and verbal French*
  • Any skills/attributes for these above would be considered as an asset

Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of CN’s S&C department and field operations
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Systems Applications and Products (SAP) as well as Signals & Communication Inspection System (SCIS)*
  • Proficient in Learning Management Systems (LMS)*
  • Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an asset

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.

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