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Mechanical Foreman

  • Req ID: 100470
  • Department: Mechanical Car
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Bensenville, Illinois
  • Country: United States
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  • # of Positions: 1
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  • Job Available to: External



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



  • The Mechanical Foreman is responsible for overseeing employees in both Car and Locomotive mechanical crafts.



  • Applicant must have mechanical and electrical background;
  • Must be familiar with FRA Rules and Regulations and be able to prepare and properly fill out all forms required for the operation of Diesel Locomotives;
  • Will supervise mechanical crafts, car & locomotive;
  • Applicant must be familiar with AAR Rules of Interchange, AAR billing procedures, Open Top Loading Rules & inspection of freight cars;
  • Have knowledge of Car Department procedures including reports;
  • Have the ability to instruct Carmen in all phases of Car Repair & Train Yard operations, including computer skills, including but not limited to Web Mail, SAP, CRB, ITM, TYES, NEXUS/YARD PLANNER;
  • Will be required to respond outside of terminal, on 24 hour call as required. 



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



Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive position; 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
  • Social Security number verification


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

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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