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Machine Operator

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 Group 3 Machine Operator, to perform a wide variety of machine operator duties



  • Is responsible for the proper care and operation of work equipment in their charge
  • Must know that the track machine, roadway machine, or equipment is in safe operating condition before starting and must assure that proper protection is being afforded its operation
  • Is responsible for the proper care and storage of work equipment at night and at other times when the equipment is not in use
  • Must ensure that special tools, spare parts and attachments are in proper working condition and that they remain with the machine
  • Must ensure that only authorized persons are carried on equipment and must know that they are properly positioned before movement is made
  • Is responsible for the proper protection of the machine and proper handling of the switches when not working under the supervision of a foreman
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor structures.



To be competent and capable of performing the duties of a machine operator the candidate must:

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Be comfortable working on structures at heights with proper fall protection equipment
  • Be proficient with the safe use of common hand and power tools
  • Obtain and hold a CROR rules card, minimum level D
  • Hold a valid Class 3 driver’s license
  • Must be qualified in the appropriate machine operator’s group (1,2,3, etc.) and have successfully completed all CPKC applicable training courses including the following:
    • Air ticket
    • Rigging
    • WHMIS
    • Defensive driving 
    • Hi-Rail
    • First aid
    • Hand signals



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan 
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy 
  • Part-time Studies Program




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: 102788
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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