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Heavy Duty Mechanic

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.



Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of all systems associated with CPKC's Work Equipment group, including mechanical, electrical and hydraulic machinery/equipment.



  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of all systems associated with Work Equipment (Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic)
  • Make Inspections and tests. Repair or replace parts with limited resources in remote locations outdoors
  • Perform welding repairs
  • Investigate and locate equipment problems and take corrective action minimizing the impact on crew production
  • Plan work and co-ordinate it with others
  • Prepare and submit equipment maintenance records, time sheets etc.
  • Obtain certification in CPKC safety rules
  • The work location is outdoors and, therefore, you will be working in all weather conditions (rain, direct sunlight, snow etc.)
  • Will be required to be away from home and will stay in with meal allowance provided



  • A Journeyman's certificate as a Heavy-Duty Mechanic/Technician OR a Journeyman’s certificate as an Automotive Mechanic/Technician, OR a registered and active 2nd or 3rd year apprentice in Heavy-Duty Mechanics
  • Ability to carefully monitor gauges, instruments, or processes
  • Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment
  • Ability to follow instructions; solid written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and change focus quickly as demands change
  • An emphasis on safety is critical for all employees. This is a high risk environment - working around heavy moving equipment.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • 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
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

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


  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification
  • Driver’s License Verification


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 


  • Req ID: 102920
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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