Electronic Equipment Maintainer - Milwaukee, WI

  • Req ID: 75412
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $2,875.31 - $3,382.72 semi-monthly
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/23/2019


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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.



General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, construction and commissioning of radios and base stations, wired or wireless communication systems and equipment, wayside detection systems and Train Control systems.



  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;
  • Extensive out of town work about 90% away from home;
  • Can be physically demanding at times:
    • Long distance driving
    • Lift/carry, push/pull 50+ pounds
    • Bending, stooping & standing
    • Climb vertical ladders, stairs, ramps & getting on & off of track equipment
    • Balance - FREQUENTLY (walk on uneven surfaces such as rocks for extended periods of time and for long distances)
    • Reach above shoulders
    • Sitting for long periods occasionally
    • Work at height on ladders and scaffolding occasionally
    • Occasional exposures to dust, fumes and gasses
  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;
  • Troubleshoot equipment to component level;
  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;
  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and FRA regulatory requirements;
  • Manage and document applicable FRA test and inspection reports;
  • Support Maintainers, Signal Crews, and other S&C employees in their duties and with technical issues;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge of S&C equipment & systems deployed on the property;
  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary;
  • May also supervise, instruct, or direct other employees who may be assisting the Electronic Technician in their work.



  • Require formal electronic training with a recognized associate’s degree, military or other equivalent specialized electronic training;
  • Must have a valid FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);
  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;
  • Ability to obtain CDL;
  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;
  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures);
  • Previous railroad experience is preferred;
  • Must comply with company safety policies including the use of company approved PPE personal protective equipment (steel toe work boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, work gloves, hard hat & other.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements:
CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical/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
  • Education verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 3 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


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



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