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Diesel Mechanic (Machinist)

By applying to this job you will be put into a pool of candidates that will be used throughout the year to fill positions when they become available in this area.You will only be contacted if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.


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.



Inspect, service, and maintain diesel locomotives in accordance with governmental and company regulations.



  • Diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make indicated repairs using hand tools, measuring instruments and sometimes machine tools;
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair locomotives, including air brakes, diesel engines, and air compressors;
  • Perform air brake tests;
  • Operate welding equipment to cut or make necessary repairs;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Mechanical experience on diesel engines;
  • Must understand and apply mechanical principles, make judgments regarding defects for repairs and replacements;
  • Must exercise good hand and eye coordination, oral communications and understand printed/written information;
  • Remote Control Locomotive experience preferred; 
  • Subject to work various shifts if needed;
  • Subject to work over time if needed.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



 Medical Requirements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.


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


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


  • ​ Req ID: 100304  
  • Department: Mechanical Loco  
  • Job Type: Full-Time  
  • Position Type: Union  
  • Location: Bensenville  , Illinois  
  • Country: United States  
  • # of Positions: 3  
  • Compensation Rate: $32.1750 per hour  
  • Job Available to: Internal & External  




Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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