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Mechanical Foreman

Canadian Pacific (CPKC) 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.



  • 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. 



  • Applicant must have mechanical and electrical background
  • 5 years Car and locomotive experience minimum.
  • Valid drivers license
  • Remote control locomotive experience preferred.
  • Must be familiar with FRA Rules and Regulations
  • Ability to instruct crafts in all aspects of repairs
  • Computer skills, including but not limited to Outlook, Web Mail, Excel, Word, SAP, LMUI, LMP, ESS/MS, TYES, NEXUS/YARD PLANNER
  • Must be available to fill vacancies for the position as required
  • Strong leadership skills is an asset



  • 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 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

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


  • Req ID: 102844
  • Department: Mechanical Car
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Bensenville, Illinois
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade:
  • Compensation Rate: 4531.75 semi-monthly
  • Job Available to: Internal & External​

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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