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Signal Maintainer

NEW HIRE QUALIFIED S&C Maintainer WILL RECEIVE A $15,000 SIGNING BONUS!! (Must commit to working for CP for 2 years or the signing bonus will be repayable). Current and previous Canadian Pacific employees are not eligible to receive the signing bonus. 


  • Req ID: 100613
  • Department: Engineering 
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $31.30 per hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/14/2023


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  • Canadian Pacific Railway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Within the Department of Engineering Operations, there are two facets component in Signals & Communications: Construction and Maintenance.
  • Signalman and Signal Maintainers work mostly alone on a specified assigned territory by the Supervisors where the job can occasionally be physically demanding.
  • Signalman and Signal Maintainers are primarily responsible for performing FRA regulatory test and inspection of the signals systems. They will also install, repair and maintain various equipment such as: signals, lights, switch machines, electrical switch locks, switch circuit controllers, as well as crossing warning devices.
  • Other general duties include cable locates, painting and housekeeping of signal housings & equipment; climb and troubleshoot signal structures and make electrical connections.
  • The role of Signal Maintainer is an important link between ensuring compliance with FRA regulations and customer satisfaction while achieving the safest most efficient railroad operations.
  • Typical schedule is Monday - Friday with subject to call
  • Activities by instruction and supervision of crew foreman:
    • Work Safe Practices
    • Comply with Company & Regulatory Rules and Policies
    • Digging, cable repair, housing keeping, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work.
    • Repair or replace damaged equipment.
    • Test and verify correct operation of S&C systems and equipment.
    • Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus
    • Make inspections and tests as required on each device
    • Report problems; failures or unsafe conditions.
    • Plan his/her own work and coordinate it with the work of others.
    • Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay.
    • Only make authorized corrections and modifications



  • Applicants must be able to work outdoors and adverse weather condition. Work experience with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, trencher would be an asset.
  • Must have previous working knowledge of signaling systems from railroad or related industry.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain medical card 



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



CP is looking for a qualified Signalman. If individuals do not have prior Signalman experience then they would start as an Assistant Signalman and be trained into the Signalman position.


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


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