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Specialist PTC Field Deployment

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 PTC Field Deployment Specialist ensures the safe and tactical execution and implementation of the Positive Train Control Systems (PTC) through active supervision of operating crews, S&C, Mechanical supervisors and employees. The PTC Field Deployment Specialist is also accountable for delivering training, riding trains, troubleshooting and other duties as required.



  • Identify and document recurring trends and issues related to PTC - employees plugging in the wrong details into system, speeding, not logging off PTC systems, enforced according to form B
  • Oversee the implementation of PTC; make sure PTC is working as intended, validation of assets in the field
  • Analyze, understand and resolve issues related to interpreting variances to operating parameters
  • Ability to set priorities and establish a game plan for action and execute efficient time management
  • Willing to solicit different/new ideas and the ability to accept change
  • Ability to effectively communicate messages in a way that will be understood easily by all employees
  • Possess and apply consequence leadership practices
  • Be decisive and respond quickly
  • Hold people accountable for their actions
  • Ability to form relationships within our organization as well as external organization (eg FRA, other railways)



  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Qualified Locomotive Engineer is preferable
  • Rules qualified – GCOR, familiarity with GOI
  • Must maintain current certifications and licenses (i.e. Engineer Certification)
  • Effective/working knowledge of railway operations, terminal/road operations
  • Knowledge of systems (Nexus, TYES, CMA, Incident Manager,  Quads, FTO, WREDAS, ITM, Dashboard reports)
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct investigations
  • Analyze, understand and resolve local issues related to interpreting variances to operating protocols
  • Computer skills essential for compiling data reports
  • Ability to understand and work with collective agreements and other applicable regulations
  • Must be skilled in facilitating and interacting with others
  • Must be able to actively supervise
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement 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.


Drug Test Elements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CPKC safe and drug free. 


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


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


  • Req ID: 103123
  • Department: Operations Southern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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