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Bench Carpenter

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.



CPKC is seeking certified Journeyman Carpenter, to perform a wide variety of journeyman duties



  • Plan reading     
  • Steel bridge repairs
  • Concrete forming    
  • Pile driving
  • Framing bridge timbers
  • Shoring
  • Steelwork/reinforcing
  • Culvert installation/repair
  • Rigging/scaffolding
  • Roofing
  • Drywalling           
  • Surveying
  • Concrete work     
  • Cabinet construction
  • Material estimates  
  • Interior/exterior finishing



  • Possess a Journeyman Carpenter or have equivalent experience (six years’ experience in benchwork) and be willing to pass the CPKC Rail qualifying test
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Possess own set of hand tools
  • Certified to operate explosion activated tools
  • Obtain and hold a CROR rules card, minimum level "D"
  • Comfortable working on structures at heights with proper fall protection equipment
  • Proficient with the safe use of common hand and power tools
  • Ability to effectively complete all assigned duties unsupervised



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



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 
  • 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: 102787
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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