Rail Operations Specialist


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

What role you will play in our team

Imperial is recruiting for an experienced rail operations professional within the Sarnia Manufacturing Complex.

What you will do

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Develop and maintain rail metrics and stewardship 
  • Monitor, evaluate, and improve existing processes 
  • Develop and implement new processes and systems 
  • Optimize rail related procedures and training
  • Implement best practices in collaboration with Headquarters Rail Planning group and other locations across North America 
  • Act as rail projects contact and provide coordination support for the greater Sarnia area
  • Optimize rail storage yards 
  • Provide cost stewardship and analysis support 
  • Lead track repair and inspection activities 
  • Provide Transport Canada and other regulatory compliance support 
  • Network and interact with other Rail Operations across Imperial and ExxonMobil

About you

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Previous rail field operations experience of 5 or more years

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Commitment to safety on and off the job
  • A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Ability to understand and contribute to the development and effective and efficient tactical execution of the company’s rail strategies 
  • Demonstrated sound business judgment, decision-making skills, planning, coordination and analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated teamwork, leadership skills and ability to create ownership and commitment to the organization's purpose 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic 24/7 environment and manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to promote strong working relationships with manufacturing, supply chain, suppliers, service providers and the railroads
  • Strong understanding of class 1 rail operations across Ontario and connecting U.S. states

Start date: December, 2023


Location: Sarnia, ON

Your benefits

  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca


Other Considerations 

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: October 6, 2023

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Equal employment opportunity

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.