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SkyTrain Career Opportunities

SkyTrain is an essential part of the Metro Vancouver rapid transit network and our people keep the region moving every day. Our skilled tradespersons throughout the company are an integral part of keeping our trains moving, from maintaining our trains to our track and just about everything in between!

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    Your Career with SkyTrain

    Keep our Region Moving

    SkyTrain is an essential part of the Metro Vancouver transit network and our people keep the region moving every day. Skilled tradespersons throughout the company are an integral part of keeping our trains moving, from maintaining trains to track and just about everything in between!

    Depending on your skills, qualifications and experience, you will likely find a good fit in one of these key departments that are responsible for keeping our assets well maintained, safe and in good operational standing.

    Maintenance Roles

    Maintenance staff might expect to undertake repairs, modifications, troubleshooting, overhauls and testing on our train fleet.

    Guideway Roles

    The Guideway team is involved in the repair and maintenance of running rail, special trackwork, switch machines, power rails, and reaction rails. As well, employees might be found operating railborne equipment, coverboard replacement, and handling repairs with the team.

    Scheduler Roles

    Maintenance schedulers play an important role in planning and delivering essential maintenance projects so that we can keep up-to-date with our commitment to a State of Good Repair, which keeps SkyTrain service running with minimal disruptions or unplanned outages.

    Engineering Roles

    Our engineers will identify asset problems and provide technical solutions, as well as investigate significant failures and conduct root cause analysis. The department will also support the development and implementation of the Annual Maintenance Plan, Asset Renewal Plan, Asset Improvement Plan and capital replacement plans.

    Technician, Mechanic, and Electrician Roles

    Roles within Support Shops, for technicians, mechanics, and electricians and more are also available. This work will often be technical in nature and involve working on complex and intricate parts, completing a variety of maintenance tasks on mechanical or subsystem components and undertaking repairs, troubleshooting and testing.

    This is just a brief insight into some of the amazing career paths available when joining SkyTrain. You can learn more about specific roles and responsibilities in the job listings. We have many positions available across the business for you to explore.


    Benefits

    Our comprehensive benefits provide employees with a fantastic package that supports them through their professional and personal lives. Learn more about what we offer below.

    Benefits highlights

    • Defined BC Public benefit pension program

    • Medical

    • Dental including orthodontics

    • Extended Health including vision care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, prescription drugs with the option of family and domestic partner coverage

    • Life Insurance

    • PPE, toolkits, and coveralls are provided for all trades positions

    • Paid vacation, starting at three weeks, and with the possibility of more allowance depending on position

    • Transit pass for you and up to two eligible family members (some restrictions apply)

    • Paid training

    • Family Assistance Program

    • Respectful Workplace Program

    • Membership in CUPE Local 7000 (for unionized roles, see job listings for more information)

    • Optional overtime with competitive rates, depending on operational needs and department.


    Requirements and Qualifications

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    Each of our skilled tradesperson & Engineer positions come with its own requirements.

    Most roles will require a minimum of between three to five years recent related mechanical, technical, maintenance, and electrical engineering experience in a heavy industrial environment or other similar background and profile.

    An equivalent combination of post-secondary technical training, and experience working towards a relevant trade are also considered.

    Most roles will require a Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

    Many of these positions work collaboratively as part of a team, working to maintain our assets. Therefore, a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team is an asset.

    Candidates should be able to work under changing conditions and high-pressure environments, in cases of working on emergency repairs, or in short night maintenance windows. Excellent communication skills to be able to effectively relay technical and sometimes complex information are also beneficial skills.

    These are some of the general qualifications for these roles. To learn more about the requirements for a particular role, visit the individual job listing for further information.

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    See all current job opportunities with SkyTrain on our Careers page.


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