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Canadian Pacific

Train Conductor

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting career? Becoming a Train Conductor is the perfect career for you! As a Train Conductor you will start your rewarding long term career at CP.

As a Train Conductor you will work as a member of a train crew that will assist with switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks;

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work in either train or yard service depending on their seniority;
  • Carry out specific instructions detailing a train’s route and specific movements;
  • Handle the switching of cars, including coupling and uncoupling cars, and is able to lift out coupling device;
  • Observe, interpret, and relay signals and other indications affecting movement of train;
  • Signal crew members for movement of the engine or train using specific signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, back-up, set or release air brakes;
  • Provide flag protection and relays signals to trains in an emergency situation, as stipulated in the operating rules;
  • Move on and off moving or stationary equipment while train is performing industrial, station, or yard switching;
  • Ride moving car by hanging onto grab irons or ladder, sometimes for extended periods of time;
  • Fill out forms including train orders and switch lists and prepares required clear and legible reports;
  • Work irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights and for periods of time up to 12 hours;
  • Must be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible action as required.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
  • 3 to 5 years’ work experience with a demonstrated safe work record;
  • Valid full/graduated driver’s with no restrictions is required;
  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude;
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Able to take action and/or make decisions affecting security/well-being of others, i.e. alerting others to unsafe conditions;
  • Must have good spatial ability with regard to a sense of layout and space, together with an ability to judge speed and/or distance of moving objects;
  • Able to communicate effectively both oral and in written;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to operate as a contributing member of a team;
  • Must be prepared to work weekends and shifts – on call 24 hours/day with 2 Hours’ notice depending on location, (with exception of Annual Vacation);
  • Work may require extended time away from home;
  • Must be able to pass the required examinations, read and understand safety instructions, books of rules, instructions and regulations, timetables, bulletins, waybills, placards, and other written or printed material;
  • Must be prepared to work in adverse weather conditions;
  • May be required to lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Must hold a valid Canadian passport (occassionaly cross border work in United States)

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace.

CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments. All new hires for a safety critical position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessment.

Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.

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