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Instructor Training - Mechanical Car

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 Technical Training Instructor is responsible for delivering training for their client group as identified in the training plan.  They also are responsible to ensure training results are entered into the Learning Management System (LMS);

The Training Instructor is accountable to the Manager, Technical Training (Mechanical) and may perform performance assessments and validations, as required.



  • Coordinate scheduling and the delivery of training for their client group in support of the business strategies and performance improvement targets for Operations
  • Administer courses and programs as well as examinations to participants
  • Responsible for identifying course revisions based on policy or procedure changes
  • Accountable to assist in the development of training plans and to deliver training as identified in training curriculum
  • Enter training records into LMS for courses provided to client groups
  • Provides technical support  and handle emerging training issues for their client groups
  • Act in a support role for field managers and new hire employees
  • Ensure confidentiality of all classes and employees results
  • Evaluate On the Job performance of trainees
  • Able to travel to provide training at remote terminals.  Up to 40% travel



  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working within the Mechanical Car department or has relevant related experience
  • High school or equivalent with post-secondary education preferred
  • Expert knowledge of the air brake systems and in the area of repairing all types of Rail cars
  • Strong general knowledge of railroad operations, AAR and Transport Canada rules
  • General Knowledge about Locomotives
  • Hold a valid driver license
  • In-depth experience in client group’s work activities
  • Understanding of Adult Education Principles and  Instructional Design process
  • Leadership in Safety
  • The ability to apply business acumen to area of accountability
  • Presentation, facilitation and management skills
  • Above average communication  and Interpersonal skills with client groups and unions
  • Able to utilize Microsoft office (Power Point, Word, Excel)



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



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 citical 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


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: 100714
  • Department: Procurement
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 30-40%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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