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Bridge Tender

We are hiring 2 Bridge Tender positions in Hasting, MN. There are 3 shifts candidates could be scheduled to work for - Midnight to 8am, 8am - 4pm, or 4pm - Midnight. Shift preference is assinged by seniority. This is an entry-level position that requires no previous railway experience! CP offers 8 week of paid training to new hires.


  • Req ID: 100463
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Hastings, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 2
  • Compensation Rate: $25.80 per hour


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



  • The Bridge Tender is in charge of and responsible for the safe operation of the bridge to which he/she is assigned;
  • The Bridge Tender shall record in a log book each movement of the span and the date, time, and name of the vessel and direction of passage;
  • Perform bridge maintenance to movable bridge operating components and other basic maintenance;
  • Safety sensitive environment - working around heavy moving equipment;
  • An emphasis on safety is critical for all employees. Employees must remain focused at all times and be willing to work in a team environment;
  • Personal protective equipment provided including hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, hi-visibility vests, & other as required for job function;
  • Outdoor work environment - working on railway bridges with exposure to all weather conditions such as rain, direct sunlight and snow;
  • Must be comfortable working on a structure at heights with proper fall protection equipment;
  • Relief position will work Saturday shift and fill in for vacation and personal days;
  • Work is seasonal and employees are called in seniority order as and when required;
  • Employees may be trained on and required to work more than one bridge.



  • Must be willing to work at heights (bridges, ladders, roofs);
  • Outdoor work experience is required;
  • Experience in a safety sensitive environment preferred;
  • Able to work all shifts;
  • Must have a valid driver's license;
  • Must be able to converse proficiently in English language skills using radio and telephone operations;
  • Must be proficient in the use of common hand and power tools.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer-Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



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
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history
  • Social Security number verification


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

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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