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Mechanic (Car) - Davenport, IA

  • Req ID: 81507
  • Department: Mechanical Car
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 2
  • Compensation Rate: $29.2791/hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/22/2021


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



  • Responsible for performing various mechanical functions including car inspection, maintenance and repair. This position is accountable to the Working Foreman;
  • Perform car maintenance and repair functions;
    • Car inspection
    • Car repair
    • Derailment operations
    • AAR billing
  • Improves employee relations;
    • Attends safety meetings
    • Participates in employee relations meetings
    • Attends Mechanical training



  • Must be familiar with Federal Railroad Administrations laws as well as railroad operations;
  • A working knowledge of car  inspection and repair and the willingness and ability to learn mechanical repair and maintenance skills is essential;
  • Must posses the ability to climb ladders, use hand tools,  and work in confined spaces such as Roundhouse pits, generator rooms and electrical cabinets;
  • This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, to climb inside and outside of freight cars, able to operate heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts, jacking equipment and specialty equipment;
  • Must be able to obtain a commercial drivers license;
  • Heavy lifting is required.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive 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

  • Reference check

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 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: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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