Job Details

Mechanical Reliability Engineer


Location: Montréal, CA

VIA Rail is undergoing a transformation at the core of which is the acquisition of 32 train sets starting in 2022. With this unique opportunity in our 41 year history comes a wide range of projects and challenges in connection with technology, work methods and processes, maintenance buildings and, of course, the company’s employees. Rethinking current methods and ushering in new ones, all while maintaining operational excellence—now that’s a challenge!

This Will Include

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer is responsible for improving the rolling stock maintenance program by analyzing the causes of defects, identifying solutions and implementing plans and corrective actions. They will define maintenance tasks and procedures and support maintenance centre employees and managers.

  • Ensuring that equipment conforms to safety and Transport Canada standards and regulations as well as industry standards
  • Investigating and identifying the root causes of defects, using data and appropriate analysis techniques (e.g., root cause, 5Y, Fish Bone) and preparing plans to correct those defects
  • Ensuring that customers’ experience meets the VIA Rail’s high-quality standards for its passengers

What You Can Expect In This Position

  • Finding concrete solutions for improving the efficiency of the rolling stock maintenance program
  • Finding the root causes of defects in a context where information is not always centrally available
  • Strategically allocating updates of technology and/or required equipment to older trains
  • Intelligently aligning priorities and deliverables to align interdepartmental needs with workforce capacity
  • Staying abreast of ongoing best practices in order to develop broader expertise with respect to interiors, electrical systems, engines, etc.


This position is right for you if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 3–5 years of experience in a similar role, including work in a unionized maintenance centre
  • Experience in the transportation industry (railway an asset)
  • Good knowledge of the operational constraints of a large-scale 24-hour maintenance centre
  • Bilingualism in English and French (spoken and written)

The Advantages Of The Position According To Our Employees

  • Sustainable mobility is a forward-looking growth industry of great societal importance
  • Flexible work hours and opportunities for remote work to enable a smoother work-life balance
  • The opportunity to work at the maintenance centre while contributing in a tangible way to improving safety and the customer experience
  • Job stability in a warm and familial organizational culture
  • A variety of challenges with the opportunity to create real change
  • Accessible by public transit with access to free parking at our Maintenance Center
  • Seniority level

    Entry level

  • Employment type


  • Job function

    Management Manufacturing

  • Industries

    Transportation/Trucking/Railroad Retail Machinery