Apply now »

Trainmaster - Mason City, IA

  • Req ID: 98210
  • Department: Operations Southern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 09/27/2022


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



Ensures the safe and tactical execution of the Operating Plan through active supervision of operating (train) crews, support staff, and Assistant Trainmasters. Accountable for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity, financial metrics and adherence to corporate values, which includes compliance with regulatory environment. Provide leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics.



  • Accountable for the safe, on time operations of all trains and contribute to the overall execution of the Operating Plan;
  • Conduct efficiency and proficiency tests, train rides and safety related activities to support a safe, efficient operation;
  • Accountable to investigate safety rules and policy failures, respond and act on safety, health and environmental related incidents, identify cause, implement or recommend corrective actions or action plans;
  • Participate and assist with safety and business plan roll-outs across the region;
  • Identify and act on opportunities to increase yard/road fluidity and productivity;
  • Create and manage a strong team of employees including determination of optimal numbers, recruitment and development;
  • Ensure compliance to CP’s policies and collective agreements and recommend changes;
  • Ensure the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance and financial metrics through maximum asset utilization;
  • Accountable for holding investigations (accident or discipline) in accordance with labor agreements, policies, etc;
  • Accountable for inventory management for terminals and line of road in their areas of responsibility;
  • Accountable for 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.



  • Must have high school diploma or GED;
  • Must have previous railway experience;
  • Qualified Locomotive Engineer is preferred;
  • Effective/working knowledge of railway operations, terminal/road operations;
  • Knowledge of systems (Nexus, TYES, CMA, CAM’s, AIR, ERRAP, Quads, FTO, CP Station reports);
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct investigations;
  • Analyze, understand and resolve local issues related to interpreting variances to operating protocols;
  • Rules qualified – GCOR, familiarity with ABTH;
  • Must maintain current certifications and licenses (i.e. Engineer Cert.);
  • Willing to be available as required on a 7x24 basis;
  • Ability to understand and work with collective agreements and other applicable regulations;
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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


Nearest Major Market: Mason City

Apply now »