Canadian National Railway Company Mechanical Internship - US in Homewood, Illinois
Mechanical Internship - US
Summer Internship for Students in Mechanical Department
CN is currently seeking candidates who are working towards obtaining a Bachelors of Science specializing in Mechanical/Agricultural or Biological Engineering or Bachelors in Business Managementfor a paid internship during the summer of 2020 (May 11- August 21, 2020).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Shadow Mechanical Supervisors who supervise and coach union staff
- Observe train safety inspections
- Audit cars with the Mechanical Supervisor
- Check for defects with the Carman
- Update records for locomotives and cars
- Observe efficiency tests performed on employees
- Attend conference calls and meetings with clients
- Assist with audits and capital programs
- Work on special projects as assigned
Work shift work, including nights, weekends and holidays
Combination of office work and working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions.
Enforce safe work procedures and policies
Meet deadlines, interface with senior management
Travel for company business, at times without advance notice
Must be 18 years of age
Valid driver's license
Must be a legal U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident
Must be a student currently enrolled and working towards a degree in Mechanical/Agricultural, Biological Engineering with a focus on off-road equipment and heavy machinery or a related field
Displays computer proficiency
Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary in English
Ability to travel, with minimal notice, anywhere within our U.S. operations during the internship
Ability to work both inside and outside in all types of weather conditions
Ability to pass a background investigation pertaining to federal and state criminal history, including driver history
Must be able to attend orientation, May 11, 2020 in Homewood, IL
The ideal candidate profile:
Interested in a career as a Mechanical Supervisor following the internship
Knowledge of railway practices, railway design standards, industry standards and federal regulations affecting railway facilities and operations
Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously, adapt rapidly to changing circumstances and situations and manage stressful situations.
Collaborative and team-oriented, can motivate others to achieve set objectives and maintains positive interactions.
Is result-focused, while prioritizing daily tasks.
Excellent English verbal, reading comprehension and writing skills.
Dedicated to getting the job done while meeting established standards of quality, safety and company satisfaction.
Prior experience working with or managing a unionized environment
Understands and applies safety standards
Previous experience in a railroad environment
Students that are entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
- Possible locations include anywhere along our U.S. network
CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.