Signals & Communications Maintainer - Muscatine, IA - ERP Eligible

Employee Referral Program Eligible - $500

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a current CP employee.  You must have referred an employee to work in the Signals & Communications department in a unionized role.  The referred employee must be employed by CP for a minimum of 6 months in order for you to be eligible for the referral bonus.  Vice presidents, managers and supervisors in the direct line of reporting to the specified vacant positions are not eligible for the bonus.  In addition any employees directly involved in the hiring process (i.e. interviews, shortlisting and calibration) and the Employment Centre are not eligible for the bonus.

 

  • Req ID: 75945
  • Department: Engineering 
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Muscatine, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $25.57-$30.08 per hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/31/2019

 

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.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Canadian Pacific Railway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Within the Department of Engineering Operations, there are two facets component in Signals & Communications: Construction and Maintenance.
  • Signalman and Signal Maintainers work mostly alone on a specified assigned territory by the Supervisors where the job can occasionally be physically demanding.
  • Signalman and Signal Maintainers are primarily responsible for performing FRA regulatory test and inspection of the signals systems. They will also install, repair and maintain various equipment such as: signals, lights, switch machines, electrical switch locks, switch circuit controllers, as well as crossing warning devices.
  • Other general duties include cable locates, painting and housekeeping of signal housings & equipment; climb and troubleshoot signal structures and make electrical connections.
  • The role of Signal Maintainer is an important link between ensuring compliance with FRA regulations and customer satisfaction while achieving the safest most efficient railroad operations.
  • Activities by instruction and supervision of crew foreman:
    • Work Safe Practices
    • Comply with Company & Regulatory Rules and Policies
    • Digging, cable repair, housing keeping, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work.
    • Repair or replace damaged equipment.
    • Limited travel is required.
    • Test and verify correct operation of S&C systems and equipment.
    • Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus
    • Make inspections and tests as required on each device
    • Report problems; failures or unsafe conditions.
    • Plan his/her own work and coordinate it with the work of others.
    • Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay.
    • Only make authorized corrections and modifications

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be able to work outdoors and at times in remote locations and adverse weather condition. Work experience with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, trencher would be an asset.
  • Must have previous working knowledge of signaling systems and railroad signalman qualification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CP is looking for a qualified Signalman. If individuals do not have prior Signalman experience then they would start as an Assistant Signalman and be trained into the Signalman position.

 

Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessments. A qualification drug test is 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;
  • Social Security number verification

 

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