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Mechanical Instructor, Training

  • Req ID: 98246
  • Department: Technical Training
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/30/2022


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.



The Technical Training Instructor is responsible for delivering training for their client group as identified in the training plan.  They also are responsible to ensure training results are entered into the Learning Management System (LMS);

The Training Instructor is accountable to the Manager, Technical Training and may perform performance assessments and validations, as required.



  • Accountable for scheduling and the delivery of training for their client group in support of the business strategies and performance improvement targets for Operations;
  • Administer courses and programs as well as examinations to participants;
  • Accountable for identifying course revisions based on policy or procedure changes;
  • Accountable to assist in the development of training plans and to deliver training as identified in training curriculum;
  • Accountable to enter training records into LMS for courses provided to client groups;
  • Deal with emerging training issues for their client group;
  • Provides technical support for their client groups;
  • Act in a support role for field managers and new hire employees;
  • Ensure confidentiality of all classes and employees results;
  • Evaluate On the Job performance of trainees;
  • Assist operations in a support role as required. (i.e. temporary field manager);
  • Able to travel to provide training at remote terminals.  Up to 30% travel;



  • Expert knowledge of the Mechanical and Electrical systems of all types of Locomotives
  • Expert knowledge in the area of Trouble Shooting of all types of Locomotives
  • Strong general knowledge of railroad operations
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working within the Mechanical Locomotive department or has relevant related experience.
  • High school or equivalent with post-secondary education preferred;
  • Hold a valid driver license;
  • In-depth experience in client group’s work activities;
  • Understanding of Adult Education Principles;
  • Leadership in Safety;
  • Basic understanding of Instructional Design process;
  • In-depth knowledge of LMS system;
  • The ability to apply business acumen to area of accountability;
  • Facilitation Skills;
  • Interpersonal skills with client groups and unions;
  • Presentation and Management skills;
  • Above average communication skills;
  • Able to utilize Microsoft office (Power Point, Word, Excel);



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



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



Background Investigation:

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

Criminal history check

Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

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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