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Assistant Superintendent Operations

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.



Deliver yard and train performance to the Operating Plan; including the development and execution of plans and strategies for safely, service and productivity to achieve financial results for assigned territory. Leadership Accountibility or inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity, financial metrics, and adherence to corporate values. Ensure focused improvements in the development of the workforce for succession planning of operations.



  • Optimize productivity (e.g. terminal velocity) by ensuring on-time train performance, yard performance and over the road fluidity to meet operating targets, customer requirements and executed consistently;
  • Optimize development of employees and assist in establishing career development plans;
  • Operate within a budget, control costs, and have input to capital budgets for their territory;
  • Ensure safety plan process is rolled out and targets met;
  • Effectively manage the workforce to ensure productivity and cost control;
  • Ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and provide input to Labor Relations for future contract negotiations;
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies and maintain effective working relationships (e.g. FRA etc.);
  • Maintain constructive relationships with internal and external customers;
  • Ensure timely implementation of processes identified and directed through corporate initiatives;
  • Accountable for the inventory management of terminals and line of road in their areas of responsibility;
  • Ownership of all rail cars idle 24 hours or longer for any reason;
  • Accountable for full understanding of business requirements, service commitments and any service penalty conditions for customers in their geographic area;
  • Accountable for the understanding of, and capability to personally access/use any and all systems and technology used by their staff (i.e. TYES, NEXUS, AIR).



  • A minimum of High School Diploma required;
  • Qualified Conductor or Locomotive Engineer is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of railway operations and terminal/road operations;
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct investigations;
  • Must be or become rules qualified - General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR);
  • Must have a full understanding of your operating budget;
  • Ability to set priorities and establish a game plan for action and execute;
  • Ability to communicate with all levels (all media, including writing, phone, computer);
  • Ability to build a solid team and influence the team to strive for success and move to the next level;
  • Willing to solicit different/new ideas and the ability to accept change;
  • Possess and apply leadership practices;
  • Ability to effectively communicate messages in a way that will be understood readily by all employees;
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels within Operations;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues;
  • Ability to interact with multiple railroads;
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to change;
  • Willing to be available as required on a 7x24 basis as an operational leader;
  • Willingness to interact effectively and sensitively with governmental and regulatory bodies. 



  • 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.


Medical Requirements:
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is a safety critical; 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
  • 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: 103144
  • Department: Operations Southern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Laredo, Texas
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 
  • 1
  • Job Grade: Level 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




Nearest Major Market: San Antonio
Nearest Secondary Market: San Antonio

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