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Assistant Trainmaster

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.



The Assistant Trainmaster will support the efficient movement of traffic within the road territory and yard-terminal by developing, coordinating and ensuring the daily yard-terminal/road operating plan is completed in a safe and cost-effective manner.



  • Coordinate all train movements within the yard and mainline through active supervision of personnel and communication across departments ensuring compliance to Local Service Operating Plan and Operating Plan
  • Coordinate and standardize processes related to operating plan, arrival, classification, building, inspecting and dispatching of trains
  • Provide leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics
  • Effectively lead Trains and Engines operating employees acting as a safety leader through active observations and discussions about rule compliance and by implementing preventative measures through staff engagement
  • Occasionally operate trains; maintain certifications and licenses (Canadian Rail Operating Rules, Engineer, etc.) as per industry regulations
  • Assist in crew transportation to and from trains



  • Previous railway experience as a conductor and Locomotive engineer qualification is an asset
  • 2 years’ previous supervisory experience in logistics or an operational environment is preferred
  • Available to work all types of shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays in all weather conditions
  • Leadership presence with the drive and commitment to career advancement
  • Strong troubleshooting skills; ability to drill down to understand root cause and resolve complex issues
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations
  • Excellent communication skills (provide clear and concise instructions/directions including over radio)
  • Read and understand safety instructions, operating rules, regulations, and other written or printed material in English
  • High school diploma/general equivalency diploma, required
  • Valid driver's license, required
  • Proficient in MS Office Outlook, Word, and Excel



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



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


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 critical 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
  • Reference check
  • Driver’s License Verification


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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: 102821
  • Department: Operations Pacific Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Golden, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 10-20%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External








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