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Manager, Maintenance - Intermodal Operations

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.



As the Manager, Maintenance – Intermodal Operations, you will manage, plan and organize all Intermodal equipment maintenance & repair activities for Intermodal facilities.



  • Ensure contractors perform their work within the safety guidelines set forth by CPR
  • Process maintenance related invoices and audit invoices as required
  • Works with Asset Management and Supply Services on asset strategies and RFP proposals
  • Ensure that all contractors working on CPR’s behalf have the required experience, qualifications and licenses to perform their duties in their respective fields
  • Investigate all damage claims to chassis, generator sets, containers with a view to improving work procedures and minimizing damage to equipment
  • Ensure any intent to claim for damage recovery by third party companies are handled in a timely manner
  • Schedule maintenance and CVI inspections for intermodal chassis fleet
  • Schedule maintenance, repairs and retirement on the container fleet
  • Ensure maintenance and repairs performed are in accordance of manufacturer’s recommendations, AAR Rules & Regulations, Federal & Provincial Laws of Canada and the Federal Highway Act of the United States
  • Ensure the company’s environmental policies are being adhered to and that wastes are disposed of in accordance with CPR’s, federal and provincial standards



  • Post-Secondary Certificate or Degree related to Mechanical , Maintenance, or Engineering
  • Strong Mechanical background
  • Journey Man  Certification in Maintenance of Road or Off-road equipment is desirable
  • Management or Supervisor experience in Maintenance of equipment required, minimum of 5 years
  • Understanding of Intermodal Operations or trucking logistics is desirable
  • Computer skills – Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Access, SAP, Oasis, TMS, Power Point
  • Familiar with Commercial Vehicle inspection regulations
  • Familiar with Standard maintenance procedures of Heavy Equipment
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English and understanding Spanish is desirable
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with contractor supervisors, personnel and all CPR employees
  • Ability to maintain healthy communication relationships with the various suppliers.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



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


Medical Requirements:
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive; 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
  • Reference 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 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 equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


  • Req ID: 100653
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Bensenville, Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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