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Manager, Locomotive Reliability

  • Req ID: 99749
  • Department: Mechanical Locomotive
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Management
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal and External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/09/2022



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing 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.



Reporting to the Director Locomotive Reliability & Systems, the Manager of Locomotive Reliability is responsible for ensuring that reliability sciences is applied to locomotive maintenance activities. The manager should take pride in overseeing the successful execution of significant technical undertakings to help improve processes and drive positive changes.


The manager must develop effective asset strategies, management, and solution of bad Actors, repeaters and network service interruptions


  • Manage Reliability engineers and their associated subsystems (TM and trucks, Propulsion system, rotating equipment, Air brakes and DP)
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).
  • Lead and support Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) with respective Subject matter Expert (SME).
  • Develop asset Life Cycle and Reliability-Availability-Maintainability (RAM) Analysis.
  • Lead Continuous Improvement of asset reliability and recommend optimization and technology opportunities.
  • Develop and/or review and improve required Reliability processes and Standards.
  • Review and comment as required Engineering Standards, Specifications and Safety Operational Procedures (SOPs).
  • Support Reliability at the Design Stage
  • Promote a work environment that stimulates talent development. Develop Training and development plans for direct reports.
  • Develop and implement risked based Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and feedback for locomotive maintenance and service interruptions efficiencies.
  • Implementation of reliability and maintenance procedures and visions to the shops.
  • Perform and achieve PMP objectives for all team members.
  • Working with Field Technicians to ensure proper execution of reliability, maintenance, program auditing and mods.
  • Quantify reliability successes, so that the resources necessary for sustainability are forthcoming.
  • Ensuring reliability programs and modifications are executed while significantly focusing on FL/Y reduction.
  • Implement and utilize machine learning and data analytics technology to help improve reliability.
  • Lead Asset Criticality Analysis




  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Technology; technical expertise at a major railway may be considered;
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in locomotive maintenance and repair or equivalent experience in heavy industry maintenance;
  • Field operation Leadership experience.
  • Advanced analytical and process skills (Lean, Greenbelt, etc.);
  • Ability to communicate to all levels in the organization and influence cross-functionally to achieve strategic business objectives;
  • Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Suite
  • Results focused with an ability to apply oneself.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer. CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").


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