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Electronic Technician III - Carrington, ND

  • Req ID: 81728
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/03/2020


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



General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, construction and commissioning of radios and base stations, wired or wireless communication systems and equipment, wayside detection systems and Train Control systems.



  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;
  • Extensive out of town work about 90% away from home;
  • Can be physically demanding at times:
    • Long distance driving
    • Lift/carry, push/pull 50+ pounds
    • Bending, stooping & standing
    • Climb vertical ladders, stairs, ramps & getting on & off of track equipment
    • Balance - FREQUENTLY (walk on uneven surfaces such as rocks for extended periods of time and for long distances)
    • Reach above shoulders
    • Sitting for long periods occasionally
    • Work at height on ladders and scaffolding occasionally
    • Occasional exposures to dust, fumes and gasses
  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;
  • Troubleshoot equipment to component level;
  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;
  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and FRA regulatory requirements;
  • Manage and document applicable FRA test and inspection reports;
  • Support Maintainers, Signal Crews, and other S&C employees in their duties and with technical issues;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge of S&C equipment & systems deployed on the property;
  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary;
  • May also supervise, instruct, or direct other employees who may be assisting the Electronic Technician in their work.



  • Require formal electronic training with a recognized associate’s degree, military or other equivalent specialized electronic training;
  • Must have a valid FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);
  • Must be qualified to handle work pertaining to VHF radio, data, carrier, telephone, EOT devices, switchboards and defect detectors;
  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;
  • Ability to obtain CDL;
  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;
  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures);
  • Previous railroad experience is preferred;
  • Must comply with company safety policies including the use of company approved PPE personal protective equipment (steel toe work boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, work gloves, hard hat & other.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements:

Medical Requirements:
CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical 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
  • Education verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 3 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


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



Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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