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Supervisor Rail Testing

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.


*Candidates can be based AB wide



As the Supervisor Rail Testing you will operate CPKC owned Walking Stick ultrasonic test equipment in Alberta.



  • Operate and maintain CPKC owned ultrasonic rail testing equipment on various segments on their assigned Region. This will include yard tracks and maintenance rail locations
  • Maintain “Gateway” approach to rail testing and scheduling. Responsible for daily contact with the Roadmaster regarding ways to keep RFD equipment on schedule
  • Co-ordinates the operation of the Rail Flaw equipment and rail replacement crew, if required
  • Manage the daily operation of rail flaw detection equipment.
  • Recommend testing guidelines, frequency and equipment requirements necessary to provide cost effective rail management adhering to company and governmental standards and ensure the safe passage of trains in compliance with the SPC and Red Book by issuing the appropriate protective slow orders
  • Ensure all defects that are reported are marked in the field timely and checks that regional Engineering personnel are properly recording all rail failures
  • Oversee daily cost control for the rail flaw detection program and provide advice for the development of rail flaw detection contracts and advice to the award of contracts
  • Participate in the assessment, and compatibility for CP, new technologies pertaining to Rail Flaw Detection, ultrasonic testing of joint bars, non-stop rail flaw testing, or vision technologies, etc.
  • Required to be on call on a regular basis outside of normal business hours and workdays



  • Post-secondary education in related field is an asset
  • Driver’s license
  • Trained in Rail Flaw Ultrasonic testing
  • Trained in Rail Flaw investigation techniques
  • Network view and understanding of network operations
  • Instrumentation and testing
  • Information Technology
  • Calmness under fire
  • Ability to persuade for the overall betterment of the railway in situations where individual objectives may conflict
  • Strong communicator across multiple functions
  • Coordinating/ influencing



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Medical Requirements:

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


Background Investigation:

  • The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    
  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


  • Req ID: 101212
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Alberta wide , Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 90-100%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: Full-Time  





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