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Assistant Superintendent - Bensenville, IL

  • <span 72="">Req ID: 84764
  • <span 72="">Department: Operations Southern Division
  • <span 72="">Job Type: Full-Time
  • <span 72="">Position Type: Non-Union
  • <span 72="">Location: Bensenville, Illinois
  • <span 72="">Country: United States
  • <span 72="">% of Travel:
  • <span 72=""># of Positions: 1
  • <span 72="">Job Available to: Internal & External
  • <span 72="">Deadline to apply: 06/30/2021


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



Accountable for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity, financial metrics, and adherence to corporate values. Ensure yard and train performance and continuity in daily operations while delivering to the Operating Plan. Ensure focused improvements in the development of the workforce for succession planning of operations.



  • Identify errors, reoccurring trends, and issues in the Operating Plan;
  • Optimize development of employees and assist in establishing career development plans;
  • Create and manage a strong team of employees including determination of optimal numbers, recruitment and development;
  • Ensure the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance and financial metrics through maximum asset utilization;
  • Deliver solid results based on the inputs developed and executed consistently;
  • Ensure safety plan process is rolled out and targets met; participate and assist with safety and business plan roll outs across the region (pre-departure meetings, safety blitz, job briefing, etc.);
  • Ensure the optimization and cost control through productivity of the business support functions. (i.e. Clerical, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, etc.);
  • Ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and CP policies; provide input to Labor Relations for future contract negotiations;
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies and maintain positive working relationships (e.g. FRA, etc.);
  • Conduct efficiency and proficiency tests, train rides, and safety related activities to support a safe, efficient operation.   When needed, investigate safety rules and policy failures; respond and act on safety, health and environmental related incidents;
  • Ensure timely implementation of processes identified through corporate initiatives and ensure the application of CP’s safety practices, policies, and procedures by all direct reports;
  • Maintain current certifications and licenses (i.e. Engineer Cert.);


  • High School Diploma required;
  • Qualified Locomotive Engineer is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of railway operations;
  • Effective knowledge of terminal/road operations;
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct investigations;
  • Rules qualified – GCOR;
  • Must have a full understanding of your operating budget;
  • Ability to set priorities and establish a game plan for action and execute;
  • Ability to communicate with all levels (all media, including writing, phone, computer);
  • Ability to build a solid team and influence the team to strive for success and move to the next level;
  • Willing to solicit different/new ideas and the ability to accept change;
  • Possess and apply leadership practices



  • 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.


Drug Test Elements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CP safe and drug free. 

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service 
  • Social Security number verification 


Management Conductor Program:

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


“CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.” 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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