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Rocky Mountaineer

HVAC Technician

Kamloops, BC
Full Time
15 days ago
42.460 per hour

Reporting to the Supervisor, Mechanical, the HVAC-R Technician is an integral team member of the Rocky Mountaineer Operations and Mechanical team. The HVAC-R Technician will be responsible for the safe inspection, maintenance, and repair of the HVAC and refrigeration equipment on Rocky Mountaineer’s facilities and assets. 

As a Rocky Mountaineer team member, you will be working alongside a diverse group of people who are committed to working together, supporting our values, and ensuring we are always on brand as a world class luxury rail tour company. 

This position is deemed Safety Critical and pre-employment testing will be required. Final candidates must successfully pass a safety critical medical exam and will undergo medical monitoring as prescribed by Transport Canada.  This position requires you to periodically access an active railway area where impaired performance could result in a significant incident affecting the health and safety of team members, guests, the public, property, or the environment. 


  • The base salary offered for this role is $43.42 per hour.  
  • Eligible for Rocky Mountaineer’s Bonus Program

Eligible Benefits 

Rocky Mountaineer supports our team members’ health and wellness by providing a comprehensive medical plan with 100% employer paid premiums, some of which includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance 
  • Short term disability, long term disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy 
  • Travel emergency assistance 
  • Vacation time, sick time, and company holiday pay
  • Up to 5% RRSP and/or TSFA match 
  • Two complimentary annual train tickets after first year of employment

Key Areas of Accountability 

  • Maintain and repair all HVAC and refrigeration equipment 
  • Execute regular equipment inspections to verify equipment and systems are operating optimally
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, replace, and calibrate and program controls 
  • Maintain associated electrical and electronic controls  
  • Update documentation (drawings, specifications, ODS logs, etc.) related to HVAC services
  • Perform minor preventative maintenance on tools and equipment
  • Troubleshoot diverse equipment types and support cross functional trade defect repairs
  • Willingness to participate in personal development company initiatives


  • Comply with Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR), General Operating Instructions (GOI), Federal Railroad Association (FRA), and all other safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Identify, protect, and report safety hazards to management and OH&S Committee
  • Meet or exceed safety and security requirements
  • Maintain basic first aid level provided by Rocky Mountaineer


  • Support the successful execution of the Operating Plan
  • Support safe movement of rail equipment
  • Execute the company’s materials handling strategy
  • Support operational and equipment availability requirements
  • Support 5S Lean methodology to seek continuous improvement efficiencies
  • This position may require the ability to train for and perform switching duties


  • Able to read, understand, and interpret schematics, manuals and other instructions pertaining to equipment
  • Train for the use of equipment and hand tools 
  • Execute a successful Maintenance Program
  • Ensure completion of work orders maintaining brand standards, working collaboratively with team members and contractors
  • Execute mechanical and reliability requirements

Education, Certification, Licenses 

  • Red Seal Refrigeration Mechanic Qualification
  • High School Diploma
  • First Aid Level 1 Certification is an asset
  • Valid driver's license and history of responsible driving behavior, and road safety as demonstrated on your driver's abstract
  • Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe heavy equipment operations such as forklifts, cranes, etc. 
  • Qualification and/or proven knowledge in safe small hand tool handling such as grinders, drills, etc.
  • Understanding of other trades such as electrical and plumbing is an asset
  • Previous Qualification under CROR Operating Rules is an asset


  • Experience in 120, 208, 240, and 480-volt AC systems and 24vDC systems
  • Experience with heating and refrigeration in commercial building and mobile equipment industries is preferred 
  • Hot gas bypass systems knowledge and experience  
  • Railroad experience is an asset
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail with a desire to maintain brand standards
  • Able to take personal accountability, be adaptable, and be a problem solver
  • Familiarity with computer applications 
  • Good communication and leadership skills 
  • Able to work cross-functionally

Work Environment 

  • May require occasional travel
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the role, including lifting, carrying, and maneuvering objects as required by job tasks.
  • Rail industrial site that requires walking and sitting throughout the day   
  • During our operating season from mid-April to mid-October you will be working 3 days of 12 hour night shifts (8:30pm to 8:30am). In the maintenance season you will be working 4 days of 10 hour day shifts (7am to 5pm).
  • Indoor/outdoor working environment

    Applications will be accepted till date 16th February, 2024 midnight.

    Video Interview process

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career journey? We're excited to introduce our innovative hiring process, designed to give you a chance to showcase your skills and personality right from the start.

    At Rocky Mountaineer, we're committed to finding the best talent to join our team. That's why we're utilizing cutting-edge Video Interview tool to get to know you better. Through this platform, you'll have the opportunity to answer a few key questions that will help us understand your qualifications and potential fit within our organization. 

    **Invitations for video interviews will be sent out to shortlisted candidates by February 23rd, 2024.**

    Please keep an eye on your mailbox for invitation. We will be emailing you the invitation on the email address provided during the application process. 

    If you're shortlisted based on your video interview, you'll move on to the next round of our selection process. This is where you can dive deeper into your experience, learn more about our company culture, and interact with our team.

    We're excited to embark on this journey with you, leveraging technology to streamline the hiring experience and allowing you to present yourself in an authentic way. Thank you for considering Rocky Mountaineer as your potential next career destination.

    Ready to take the first step toward joining our dynamic team? Don't miss out on important updates, interview invitations, and exclusive job alerts. Please ensure to opt-in for text messages when you apply in order to stay ahead of the curve and never miss a beat in your application process.
    Let's make your journey to a rewarding career with us as smooth as possible. Join us today!

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