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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.



CPKC is seeking certified Journeyman Carpenter, to perform a wide variety of journeyman duties



  • Plan reading
  • Steel bridge repairs
  • Concrete forming
  • Pile driving
  • Framing bridge timbers
  • Shoring
  • Steelwork/reinforcing
  • Culvert installation/repair
  • Rigging/scaffolding
  • Roofing
  • Drywalling
  • Surveying
  • Concrete work
  • Cabinet construction
  • Material estimates
  • Interior/exterior finishing



  • Possess a Journeyman Carpenter or have equivalent experience (six years’ experience in benchwork) and be willing to pass the CPKC Rail qualifying test
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Possess own set of hand tools
  • Certified to operate explosion activated tools
  • Obtain and hold a CROR rules card, minimum level "D"
  • Comfortable working on structures at heights with proper fall protection equipment
  • Proficient with the safe use of common hand and power tools
  • Ability to effectively complete all assigned duties unsupervised



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

Medical Requirements:

CPKC 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
  • Driver’s License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification



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


  • Req ID: 102242
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Lacrosse, Wisconsin
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $28.9025
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

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