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Spare Top-Lift Operator - Lachine

  • Req ID: 76045
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/16/2019


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




As the Top-Lift Ground Person Operator you will mount and un-mount inbound and outbound container loads/empties and advise office of locations and conditions (if damaged) of units. Receive and input top lift computer data.




  • Load and unload containers to or from chassis, ground or railcar and service drivers that require containers to be taken off or placed onto railcars;
  • Service drivers that pick up or drop off containers from the work order from the personnel;
  • Unload containers from railcars from work order from OASIS/or as per instructions from Management on to the drivers or to be placed in the yard;
  • Maintain work instruction generated by Managers or the gate through a computer system;
  • Will be required to unlock & lock IBC’s (Inner box connectors), which connects the container on the railcar to enable to unload or load;
  • Set Marine and double stack cars to accommodate different size containers;
  • Ensure that the work instructions generated by the Management, OASIS, & gate are adhered to in a safe manner;
  • Perform any other related duties as specified by the Management;
  • Duties may be by working as a Top-lift/RTG operator and as a Utility Person as assigned;
  • Use a company vehicle on/off company property, and will use a variety of tools and a hand held computer.




  • Must possess a High School Diploma;
  • Must possess advanced reading and writing skills, including the ability to follow more advanced written instruction and/or training in skills such as driving;
  • Must be bilingual (French & English);
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Must have precise use of hands and hand-eye coordination.




  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements
Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. 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. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments. All new hires for a safety sensitive 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.

Information on Railway Medical Rules can be found at this link:


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").  


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