Recruitment for 60 Skilled Labourers in North Bay Ramps Up

MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 6, 2017

 (NORTH BAY) Ontario Northland’s Remanufacturing and Repair division is looking for 60 skilled people to add to its workforce. A job fair in North Bay and recruitment events in Timmins and Sudbury are planned to attract applications and promote the benefits of working for the organization.

Ontario Northland has been repairing and overhauling passenger railcars, freight cars and locomotives for over a century. The Remanufacturing and Repair division currently employs over 200 trades people and professionals, who work together to produce superior railcars that exceed customer expectations.

“We are looking for motivated and skilled people to join our team,” stated Dennis Higgs, Vice President of Remanufacturing and Repair. “Most significantly, we are looking for over 40 Production Workers. This general labourer position is key to our manufacturing operation and a great entry position.” The division is also looking for electricians, an electrical engineer, supervisors, a quality assurance inspector, a metal fabricator, a storesperson, and a painter.

This past year was successful for the Remanufacturing and Repair Centre having manufactured luxury passenger coaches from Western Canada, repaired over 200 freight cars, completed multiple locomotive overhauls, and delivered new equipment for the Polar Bear Express passenger train. “The Remanufacturing and Repair division continues to attract work from transportation companies throughout North America creating a strong and stable workforce in North Bay that continues to grow,” stated Corina Moore, President and CEO. “Ontario Northland is truly an economic success story for the region and you can expect more good things to come.”

In 2016 the Remanufacturing and Repair Centre hired 80 people in North Bay, since then 31 labourers have advanced into other roles in the company with many starting apprenticeships.

Job Fair at Remanufacturing Repair Centre

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm
915 McIntryre Street East, North Bay

 

Sudbury - Job Information Event
Monday, July 17, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm
Ontario Northland Bus Depot, 1663 Kingsway

 

Timmins - Job Information Event

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm
Microtel Inn & Suites, 1960 Riverside Drive, Timmins

 

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Ontario Northland Quick Facts:

  • For more than 100 years, Ontario Northland has proudly provided reliable and efficient transportation solutions to the residents and businesses of Northern Ontario.
  • For every job at Ontario Northland, another is created in Northern Ontario because of Ontario Northland.
  • For every $1 of wages there is an estimated $1.47 of estimated value add generated across the region.
  • Our 750 employees operate out of North Bay, Cochrane, Englehart and many more locations in Northeastern Ontario.

 

For media inquiries please contact:

 

Rebecca McGlynn, Director of Marketing and Communications
rebecca.mcglynn@ontarionorthland.ca
Tel: 705.472.4500 or 1.800.363.7512 ext. 529, cell 705.845.8005